Gorgeous, honest and extremely talented are the few words that describe Anjusha Bhattacharyya, Miss Mumbai, 2017, winner. This stunning beauty queen from Guwahati not only won the coveted crown but conquered hearts as well. Her honesty and positivity is pretty impressive. In a candid conversation with us, Anjusha talks about her journey, her preparation for the main Miss Mumbai pageant and lots more.
How does it feel to win the Miss Mumbai pageant? Has the feeling sunk in yet?
It was amazing to be crowned out of so many talented & inspirational young girls. I was ecstatic ! I loved every moment of it & I would do it all over again if I had the chance.
You can be honest about it,did you expect that win?
Honestly, I wasn’t worried about looking all pretty. I spoke from my heart & in that moment that’s where I believe I won :).
How did your friends & family react to your victory?
My family & friends have always been so supportive. They were celebrating my win more than me. And the first thing my mom told me after I was crowned was, “I told you so!” She believes in me so much. Never lets me second guess myself!
Interview With Miss Mumbai 2017 Anjusha Bhattacharyya
How was your experience during the pageant?
Over 10 activities packed days, all 16 of us were put through a number of judging components with an average of 5 hours of sleep every night. Tip-if you cannot wear stilettos 10 hours a day, do not enter a pageant!
As exhausted, emotional & sore I was, I did not want to give up. I knew this time would never come back & I had to give it my all.
Who was your biggest competition in the pageant?
I feel I am my own competition. I believe self analysis is very important.
What do you think were the judges looking at while deciding the winners?
First and foremost the judges want you to respond with honesty. They do want to get to know you, so let them meet the real you. Confident & how quick you can answer. When you are on the stage, do not second guess anything. It’s your time to shine !
Who do you look up to?
My family is my rock. My dad has taught me simplicity. To be content with whatever you have in life. I have learnt from my mother to love selflessly and my sister has taught me that you can achieve anything in life if you work really hard for it. So don’t be afraid to dream big!
Did you always want to be a beauty queen?
Never had I thought that I would be a “pageant girl”. But deciding to compete in pageants has honestly been one of the best decisions I have ever made. The confidence I’ve gained and the skills I’ve learned, have made a huge impact on my life.
What advice would you give to young woman readers who want to follow who want to follow a similar career path as you & look upto you?
Be true to yourself. The judges want to see girls who are real, not the ones who sound rehearsed. Never get yourself down because you think the other girls are “better” or “prettier”. We are all more critical of ourselves.
And last but not the least.if you are a part of a pageant..Have Fun! And even if you do not win the title, take advantages of all the skills, opportunities & life lessons that pageantry can teach you. Because what you get by achieving your goal is not important as what you become by achieving your goal!