How has your family reacted to your winning Mrs India World Wide Beauty with Heart?
When they heard about my winning of Mrs India worldwide – beauty with Heart title, they were equally excited and proud as this was my childhood dream to participate in a beauty pageant that too after marriage. Since I am involved in lot of social and animal rescue activities, this award is very close to my heart, as the amount of approx. 2.75 Lakhs was collected by me through friends and well-wishers and distributed to the society of Blind people.
Other than your mother, who do you think is the most beautiful woman in the world?
I have always considered that beauty is just not about the physical appearance, but more to do with inner beauty as well, So, who so ever has a beautiful heart, kindness along with compassion for the underprivileged one is the most beautiful person in the world.
Some people think beauty pageants are shallow parades of beauty. What do you have to say to them?
I strongly believe that these beauty pageants gives a platform to women to showcase their true self, shed their inhibitions and show their talent.
Where did that first thought about entering the pageant come from?
This was my childhood dream to be the part of beauty pageant, but being from a conservative place, never got an opportunity to participate in it. However to after marriage my husband supported me and encouraged me to fulfill my dream.
Was there anything you watched or read throughout the entire journey to keep you company and to motivate you?
I am an avid reader and bibliophile who read motivational and inspirational stories, my childhood habits helped me to overcome the low moments in the entire journey.
Mrs Universe 2018 Finalist Swati Goswami
What incident in your life made you realize about your passion in pageantry? Who assured you that beauty pageants are totally your cup of tea?
There is no specific incident which helped me realize my dream. Anyone who has the ability to influence and inspire people around them are truly meant for this platform.
What does fashion mean to you?
Fashion is about expressing your identity, showing someone who you are through your fashion choices and using your clothes to tell someone something about you. Or at least it is for me- I suppose for some people clothing is just about comfort or utility but for me it’s about expressing myself.
In your opinion which is the one dress that can never go out of fashion?
Blue denim and white top – always classy and stylish.
What beauty/fitness regime would you suggest for our readers?
Keep enjoying your life, be happy and spread happiness, include exercise and mediation as part of your life, apart from beauty pageants I am an entrepreneur too, so early to bed and early to rise routine gives me chance to manage all the roles of mine perfectly.
Are you an evening gown or saree kind of girl?
I am the combination of both, while Gowns started off from those elegant yet incredibly big ball gowns in chiffon or silk. It has always been worn to attend formal events. , whereas, Sarees represent the tradition of Indian culture and Indian heritage.
Where is your favourite place to travel?
I have travelled a lot either for a business meet or for beauty pageants, I am basically a travel person and it makes me extremely happy to know about different places, different people, different languages and diversity of cultures around the world.
So Far my favourite place is : Greece and Las Vegas.
What is your all-time favourite movie and why?
Chak De India
It has all in it, Best actors, best storyline, feminism, patriotism and unity. Even though some may argue that it’s a drama movie, but as a movie its the best for me. I have watched it several times. Never get bored.
Which do you prefer, Heels or Sneakers?
Sneakers – comfortable yet classy
Who is your favourite fashion designer?
I mostly wear Masaba, Ritu Kumar and Satya pull I like the Sabyasachi collections very much as well.
Describe your sense of style in 3 words.
Comfortable, soothing and classy.
What is that favourite accessory that you cannot leave the house without?
sunglasses and wallet
Apart from fashion, what other things do you have great interest in?
I love adventure sports, I have done so far bungee jumping, sky diving, scoba diving, horse riding and the list never ends Apart from this I do interior designing and gardening.
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