Anandana Garg and her crowning glory
In a tête-à-tête with Riddhi Vyas, Mrs Royal India World 2018, Anandana Garg, opens up about winning the crown and discovering her passions.
Standing on stage with her fellow contestants with fingers crossed… only to hear her name being called out, the crown being placed on her head and the cheers erupting in the auditorium! That is a moment Anandana Garg will cherish for a long time… Walking away with the Mrs Royal India World title was definitely a proud moment for her, but it was not an easy journey getting there. She shares her story with ‘SAVVY’.
What prompted you to enroll for the Mrs India pageant? I believe in the three Ps of life - patience, perseverance and perspiration. They are an unbeatable combination for success. I always listen to my heart and my instincts pointed me in the direction of the pageant, so I applied.
What kind of obstacles did you have to face? To come out of my comfort zone after a long break was the biggest challenge. Also, walking the ramp alongside so many talented women is not easy, so I had to prepare myself. Most people believe that pageants are just about wearing beautiful gowns and walking the ramp, but they are so much more. It requires a lot of self-confidence to open yourself up to an audience like that. You also need to be self-motivated, have good speaking skills and the will to deal with any situation that comes your way. I am grateful for the immense support from my family which helped me do my best.
Your success mantra is... If you love what you’re doing, you will be successful and you will be able to strike a balance so that your family does not suffer while you fulfil your dreams.
Your advice for young women… Have a dream, work hard and chase it with positivity… success will follow! Winning or losing is just a state of mind; you will lose the battle if you think you cannot. Rather, make it happen with your firm belief.