MISS INDIA EARTH
Q: When you entered the contest did you feel you had a chance of winning
A: I had hoped to win it. Now that I am Miss India Earth, itís a dream
come true. I always dreamt of the Miss India crown on my head and now that I
have it, there is nothing more wonderful than this. I canít describe the
Q: Usually it is said that girls from the south are more traditional and
shy away from such beauty contests. Is that true?
A: No, itís not. I am a Malayali from Kerala. I would like to be a role
model for Malayali girls and tell them they too can make it big. Looking at
my success, it would be great if their parents too give their girls a free
hand and let them chase their dreams.
Q: But you havenít spent much time in Kerala, have you?
A: I was brought up in Dubai and after schooling I did a two-year course
in computer software. Earlier I had participated in the Miss India UAE
contest and won the crown and stood fourth in Miss India Worldwide pageant.
My modelling career started with a fashion show in Dubai and then I shifted
to Mumbai where I entered the contest.
Q: What are your future plans and how are you going to use this title?
A: Apart from the international event I have loads of things on my mind.
But obviously, the first priority right now is the international event after
which I would like to use my title for the benefit of the values it stands
for---environment related issues. Other than that I would like become a
Q: Donít you think these international beauty contests are used more
for commercial purposes than for promoting any social causes?
A: I totally disagree, because the contest enhances your personality. In
any case this is not just a contest of external beauty rather it tests your
inner beauty, personality, intelligence and presence of mind. So even if you
donít win the title you are always a winner.