Dreams don’t end with marriage, this Lucknow woman shows how
Age is just a number and dreams don’t end with marriage, is what Shelly Maheshwari, who at 46 went on to become ‘Mrs Universal Elegance’ runnersup, wants to tell people in her hometown Lucknow.
Married in a business family way back in 1991, she first became vaastu and feng shui consultant and then went on to win Mrs Asia Pacific title and the 3rd Princess title at the international pageant held in London recently.
“My real journey started after marriage and that’s what I want to tell women. I want to inspire them that dreams can be achieved if they are sincerely followed,” says Shelly who after studying at Loreto Convent School and passing from Awadh Girls Degree College got married.
“I was not a career oriented girl but always a creative bend and was very much in love with Shakespeare’s works,” she tells HT City. Shelly was in Lucknow recently where she got an achievers award. She now lives in Greater Noida.
In 2001, she got interested towards astrology and learnt Feng Shui in Malaysia. “I started practicing Feng Shui, Vaastu and learning the art. In few years I became a remedy master. I have done lot of TV shows and have been helping people with their problems. But when you keep doing thing for more than a decade it become monotonous,” says Shelly who still practices the art and boasts of an elite clientele.
Thereafter, she shifted her focus towards personal health. “In 2015 when my son was in class XII, I starte d hitting gym with him. In just over a year, I lost 18 kgs and from 70s I came down to 55 kgs with a combination of yoga, gym and healthy lifestyle. It was then the wow compliments grew manifold and participating in beauty pageant came in mind,” she says. A lot of people advised me to take part in pageants and in April 2017 I participated in Mrs India in Delhi where I was in top 5 and adjudged Mrs India North. Then I took part in ‘Mrs Asia: She’s Asia’ where I won Mrs Asia Pacific. As the winner I was sent to London where I am the runners up amid participants from 40 countries,” she says. She now wants to do lot of things and have got offers for South Indian films too. “I don’t want to jump into anything. First, I will like to do an acting course though I have done some theatre and dramatics. I am open to films and TV but it should suit my age and be of my liking. As remedy master I already have too much in hand. I am looking forward do brand endorsements and have recently done a shoot for my upcoming calendar,” she tells. Shelly is now looking forward to launch her own beauty pageant. “I have already started working on it and it will be on a big level — both at India and international levels. Hopefully, in 2018 we will be set to host it,” she says.
My real journey started after marriage and that’s what I want to tell women. I want to inspire them that dreams can be achieved if they are sincerely followed SHELLY, BEAUTY QUEEN