Please tell us briefly about yourself: your childhood, upbringing, schooling and the place where you belong?
I am aarti singh finalist of Haut Monde Mrs India worldwide 2019 from Patna, Bihar, a loving wife and a doting mother of 2 years old champ I was born in Bihar (danapur) in a military hospital and brought up all over India. Since my father was in navy so due to his transfers we kept on shifting from places to places. My studied at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Mumbai. Childhood was the best phase of my life till now. I did bsc biotechnology, MSc biotechnology and perusing B.Ed. now from Visakhapatnam and I am the brand ambassador of POCSO ACT AND WOMAN EMPOWERMENT in damoh(MP).
Other than your mother, who do you think is the most beautiful woman in the world?
To be frank, I wasn’t fortunate enough meet anyone as beautiful as my mother. My other is my role model; she has inspired me a lot.
How did Haut Monde Mrs India Worldwide happen to you? Did you always wish to participate in beauty pageants?
All my neighbours and relatives used to suggest my parents to push me into modelling or to perform in beauty paegents. Since I belonged to a very strict navy background we were’nt open to all this and gradually with changing lifestyle i forgot that I ever had a taste for this. Married life and then I had my baby boy, I even left study for an year. I couldn’t even work owing to my little one, this one fine day I was scrolling facebook and saw the registration. Just like that I gave it a shot. I auditioned in Hyderabad and got selected.
Exclusive Interview with Mrs India Finalist Aarti Singh
How supportive were your parents, especially your in-laws regarding your decision to participate in a beauty pageant?
Till my orientation which was held in Agra only my mom, my better half, bhai n bhabhi knew about this. Dad anyhow got to know through social media and was very happy about my selection but never disclosed that in my in laws got to know when I was covered by newspapers. They didn’t like my decision much but they are cool with this.
Do you think marriage as an institution gives more impetus to women to chase her dreams or it bogs her down with more responsibilities? Please share with us your experience
I think what matters the most is the compatibility and understanding between the two, if you are blessed with good life partner then I must say there is nothing better than a married life. You share every single thing be it emotions, feelings, responsibilities, good or bad times whatever may come you always have a man standing by your side as a support system. I am living my life and fulfilling my childhood dream after marriage, So for me marriage gives impetus to women to chase der dreams.
Do you think married women are now more empowered than before? If so, how and why?
Yes i totally agree. Now a days you can see married women in each n every field be it corporate, research, IT, medical, engineering, beauty pageants and this is only because of education and exposure. Now most of the women want to be independent. They are more confident.
What does fashion mean to you?
Fashion to me is to be different from others. I always try to create my own style rather then copying anyone. Price tags do not define your fashion sense but your confidence and the way you carry yourself do.
In your opinion which is the one dress that can never go out of fashion?
Saree!!! I love wearing saree, you can style it in many ways pants style, dhoti style, half saree, sleevless blouse, backless blouse, strapless blouse etc.
What beauty/fitness regime would you suggest for our readers?
First and foremost thing is be happy from your heart it will reflect on your face. Next is drink 5-6 liters of water a day, eat more raw food den, workout and avoid eating late night and junks and wear less makeup.
Which do you prefer, Heels or Sneakers?
I prefer both, depends on the situation demand. I am comfortable in sneakers but like wearing heels when go for the parties and official visits, it gives a glamorous look.
Who is your favorite fashion designer?
Describe your sense of style in 3 words.
Bold, confident and glamorous
What is that favorite accessory that you cannot leave the house without?
My watch and wallet
Apart from fashion, what other things do you have great interest in?
I love dancing, swimming, travelling, exploring new things, taking up new challenges and yes shopping
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Aarti, thank you so much for this lovely interview.