Dr Snehal Deshpande Classic Mrs India International Queen 2022 1st Runner Up
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Dr Snehal Deshpande Classic Mrs India International Queen 2022 1st Runner Up.
Full name: Dr Snehal Deshpande
Title/Year: Classic Mrs India International Queen 2022 1st Runner up
Pageant System: www.mrsindiainternationalqueen.com
Education Level: PG Diploma in Hospital and Healthcare /(Symbiosis)
B.Sc( Physical Therapy)
C/NDT; SI (Certified by USC/WPS)
Certified Life Coach
Certified Women Empowerment Coach
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Hobbies: I love to read books which are more reality based. Autobiographies, Essays, Spirituality and Neuroscience fall in this category. I love to write as well and it is my dream to write a book.
I love to travel to attend conferences and workshops which help me upgrade myself. Connecting with people is easy and I keep no inhibitions when it comes to building goodwill.
Listening to music
Platform: Mrs India International Queen
Years completed: First Year
Countries visited: Spain, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, Turkey; USA; Germany
Likes: Connecting with people; Meditation; Traveling; reading; writing; Training people
Share with everyone whatever I can in, whichever way I can. Healthy
food and Chocolates
Dislikes: People who are double-faced; Indiscipline; Procrastinations; Spicy and oily food;
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Please tell us about yourself.
I believe “Life is all about creating and recreating a better version of yourself”
I am a single child of a single mother who lost her husband prematurely at a very young age. This has instilled in me the resilience and courage to achieve and work on myself constantly. Married with a supportive husband, Ganesh who is the MD of Sneh Holistic Wellness and cultural Foundation;
Beautiful daughter – who is the Business Development manager of Sneh RERC married to handsome Dr Abhay Jain who is a consultant in the USA.
The Sneh… family which includes therapists and children coming to Sneh and their families. The system of heartfulness which I follow has given me an extended family – everyone in the world.
My Strengths: Perseverance, Love what I always do. Optimistic Attitude, Good Communication skills, and No inhibitions to connect with people from many walks of life. I can talk to anyone without hesitation; Not worried about the future; Take the day as it comes. Authentic in what I say and do. My friends call me bright and Beautiful. I am also known as an “Eveready Bunny ''- From the eveready battery advertisement as I love to keep myself busy. Maybe some call me “A Snail on Turbo.
Weakness: Trust people without any inhibitions; Not oriented to finances
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Please tell us about your education.
I completed my formal education in BSc in Physiotherapy from Mumbai University in India in 1988, have done many certification courses from the USA and other countries and presently pursuing my Masters in Psychology. I have also done my Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and healthcare management from symbiosis university. I am also a life coach and an NLP trainer.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What does women's Empowerment mean to you?
Women empowerment means empowering every woman to search for joy and happiness within herself. To cherish that joy and spread it to humanity.
A woman is the vital link in every place may it be the household may it be the workplace. She is endowed with qualities which make her naturally able to connect people. She should be able to stand up for herself respect the persona she carries. It is well said by Anderson
“Feminism is not about making women strong. Women are already strong. It is all about changing the way the world perceives that strength”.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Tell us about your pageant history.
I enrolled for the beauty pageant Mrs India International 2022 in the year 2021. I remember it was the month of September when I filled out my form, and I submitted it least expecting that I would be chosen as one of the finalists. I was called on for an audio interview with Ms Ankita Saroha and which lasted for 45 minutes. Indeed it was a pleasure talking with her and one starts having confidence in one’s own self after her talk. I got a letter from them in the month of April, on April 29th to be precise I remember it was the day that I was the finalist. My heart skipped a beat as I still could not believe that I was one of the finalists. I am not a social media person and hence the first round in which we were supposed to post our posts on social media I could not really do it well. I was a little unprepared for this so I was too busy with my work with my patients and my programs and workshops but yes I did take care of myself in the way I usually do. I wake up in the morning at 4.30 am, I meditate for an hour post that I go to the gym thrice a week workout with my yoga trainer who comes home. I come back home and then I give meditation sittings i.e. I impart spiritual training to many people who want after which I start my day’s work. My work is my passion. I love my babies. I love the babies in the early ages who come to me because I know in them lies the hope and the promise for the parents that they will improve and do well.
We arrived in Delhi on the 4th Nov . I had made myself comfortable the day before at my friend’s house. The pageant was going to be held in a prestigious luxury hotel in Delhi- The Leela Convention and Ambience Hotel
From the minute we walked we made friends with the other participants. The environment was warm and hospitable.
We were served a spread of delicious breakfast of a variety of cuisine. Subsequently, the makeover sessions started and then the rounds began, The interviews and the talent rounds happened on day one.
The entire team at the Pageant made us feel very comfortable and looked after us very well. The choreographer Shei Lobo was very disciplined in approach and wanted us to perform the best.
On the second day, we had a Martial arts session and meditation sessions as well. On day 3 we had a dermatologist speak with us and then we had the Grand Finale followed by Press Conference.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What inspired you to do your first pageant?
I was sitting with my spiritual Master and there was a beauty queen who came to meet him. She set me thinking about why not participate in a pageant to spread the message of heartfulness meditation to many. One of my doctor friends also participated in the Pageant in 2021 and was awarded the first position. Both these people inspired me. I have been a fitness freak for many years not only in terms of external fitness but also internal fitness and I felt that this should be shared with everyone. The lifestyle, the thought process, the change that it has brought in me. so, in a nutshell, I can say I looked at people but I also looked within and I found that there is much to share so this was my inspiration to participate in the pageant.
I chose to participate in the current pageant to heartfully connect with everyone and spread the message of harmony to the world. To use this platform to spread happiness and empower every individual who seeks to be empowered.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what it is about.
MRS INDIA INTERNATIONAL QUEEN is an registered organization and a biggest and best beauty pageant built to create ROLE MODELS for the world with a sole mission to create and contribute to society. It is a platform having ample opportunities and international exposure for all married ladies across the globe. A platform to showcase your talent, live your DREAMS, and a platform to inspire others.
Many women dream of living like a model at least once in their lifetime. This is a life-changing experience, to give you the joy and happiness of winning a crown and nice subtitles. They believe that every woman is unique and beautiful in her own way. And the pageant has no limitations for an aspiring and deserving candidate.
Ms Ankita Saroha, the founder & Director, encourages Women's Empowerment and promotes cultural heritage. They want women to use your talent to raise awareness in the aid of humanity to make real differences in society.
There are two categories based on the age- Mrs. Category- (Age 21- 39); Classic Mrs. Category(Age 40 and above)
The motto is “ Be Strong, Be confident, Be you”.
In sync with this motto the activities dwell around inner as well as out grooming.
We had interview rounds, Talent round, Ramp walks Q and A, evaluated by a panel of esteemed professionals. We were also exposed to Self-defence, Meditation for Inner harmony and beauty and wellness sessions
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are you being judged on during the competition?
The opinion of the judges was not restricted to the formal rounds but we were judged the moment we entered Delhi. Our interactions with the receptionists, drivers, our interpersonal interactions. How did we deal with extra hours of work to be put in? Our conduct during the rounds and of rounds was judged. We were judged on how we can carry ourselves with grace and dignity.
The rounds were
- Introduction round
- Rounds to understand each participant and her journey
- Talent round
- Ramp walk
We were judged on the clarity, confidence and inner strength, what we carried within. We were also judged on our ability to be human and connect with one and all. The values of the heart particularly empathy; humility and compassion.
“Queens are strong, beautiful, talented women whose inner beauty shines brighter than just the skin”
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Tell us about your experience during the competition.
The experience for me was like a butterfly emerging out of a cocoon
I think the support of every individual person in this group was phenomenal. Mrs Ankita Saroha and our team have been benevolent and conspicuously very encouraging. I must say that we were taken care of very well. The team which helped us with our costumes helped to dress well. We looked our best because of their efforts every single person was so cooperative I cannot express rather I don’t have words to express myself to the extent they went out of their way for everything to help us feel at home and to feel confident, the judges who had come who are around us and we're looking at us and observing us and nonetheless, we knew that we have been observed, we were being put on to the scoring card right from the time we had entered Delhi. The way we spoke and the way the interactions were everything counted and this is what I feel was the hallmark of the show, we were actually scored for our confidence and authenticity and how we were able to take care of each other so the component of empathy, the component of teamwork was very important.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Tell us about your platform or what cause you volunteer for.
Mrs India International Queen platform offers us an unique opportunity to use our talent and interact, share and help the cause of helping the underprivileged.
Thanks to the profession I am in and the Heartfulness institute which provides me with a platform to reach many who need help.
I want to continue to
· Strive for equal opportunities for children who are specially-abled.
· Work for adaptations in society so that they can move around freely
· Start early intervention programs so that the pick-up is early and therapy can start early
· Start training programs for ASHA and ANGANWadi workers to help families with Special Children
· Rural upliftment by adopting villages and empowering the young Indians
· Offer Heartfulness meditation practices to the world free of cost
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What appearances have you done with your title?
We visited a school which supports children from 0-18 years of age and spent time with them. The group has also organized some kits which were distributed to the children.
I was invited as a Guest of honour for a school in Kanha shantivanam Hyderabad. I was also invited as a Keynote speaker in the Swearing in ceremony of Symbiosis college of Law Hyderabad.
I was felicitated by the Dr. L H Hiranandani Hospital which mentioned my achievement on their page.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are some of your achievements?
Everything that gives me an opportunity to be part of humanity, is something which I am proud of.
Sneh RERC is an institution which started in 1996 catering to families with special children and now we are venturing into typical parenting. Other than Sneh my journey with ISB and with heartfulness wellness has shaped me into what I am today
I have been receiving many accolades in my profession. External accolades are as follows
1. Being awarded “Women of the decade in healthcare”
2. Being Awarded the Promising Indian Award
3. Have received many accolades in the field of physiotherapy at National and international levels- oration and recognition awards
4. Scholarships from AACPDM- 2009 and 2019
5. Scholarship from NDTA -2011 to attend their conference in USA
I am also very proud of my Mother who is responsible for what I am today
Proud of my daughter who has taken Sneh RERC as her baby.
I feel extremely honoured to be a first runner Up in the Classic Mrs India International Queen 2022.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls?
Every one of us is talented. I believe every human being has something unique to offer to humanity. My inner journey has made me discover the facets that maybe even I was unaware of. I give time for my own reflection and keep working on my flaws.
I feel a flair for being myself and not competing with anyone but enjoying the journey and connecting with people I meet on the way.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner.
I felt truly happy and overjoyed and the first person I remembered was my mom and my Spiritual Master. My heart was beating fast as dopamine seemed to rush but that feeling subsided into humility and gratitude to every person in every circumstance who has shaped me into what I am today.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?
Winning the Pageant has conferred upon me a lot of responsibility. A beauty queen has a heart which can reach out and help the needy, embodiment of courage, endowed with qualities of empathy, resilience and generosity. She has the ability to reach out and help the weaker sections of the society and a vision to walk into a new world with everyone.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: How did competing in pageants helped your life?
The Pageant has changed my attitude to look at every situation in life. I am conscious about the way I carry myself. It has encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and look ahead into different fields. My mother always wanted me to strive for perfection. The pageant has done the trick and I am sure she will be happy to see me so gracefully conducting my life.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: How did pageants help your self-esteem and body image?
I was always a confident person, but after the pageant journey I have become more aware of dressing well and taking care of my looks and presenting myself in a glamorous way. It has boosted my self-esteem and confidence. I feel beautiful moment to moment and live the inner beauty with calm and poise.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel?
I have tried to inspire people in my own field of therapy and rehabilitation; relationship coaching etc.. I am happy to be inspiring more hearts. I would love to continue doing the same as it inspires me to work on myself.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What is yours on-stage strategy to win the judges over?
The poise and pause which the practice of meditation has inculcated into me helped me to be natural and authentic. What really matters is the way you are able to be naturally graceful. I feel it was the belief in my inner self, my aura and the energy which drew the attention of the judges.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: How did you prepare for your competition?
I have been forever a wellness freak. So fitness has been my mantra. Just continued with the same routine. I did find time for myself in between work to practice for the talent round. The question answer round I feel was a very natural and serious note. I did not prepare for that. What I have been living came in the form of answers.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are your tips for learning a better pageant walk?
One needs to be Poised and graceful to walk on the ramp. Poise and Pause and the keywords for a great ramp walk. Your face should carry the smile which reflects the joy within. Walking the ramp requires practice in front of the mirror. A good posture and elegant personality carry you way ahead. The head stays erect with shoulders back and stable . The hips swing in a relaxed fashion. A great workout to get the shape in the hips and core group is an essential part of the training before the competition. Always Wear a capturing smile which reflects the happiness within
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are your tips for choosing the right pageant dress?
Winning the pageant is a combination of talent, right decisions and heartful choices. The outfit should always compliment the body structure. The colour should enhance the skin tone. Pastel shades colour with simple and elegant design creates a sensation of serendipity. Fabric can be Satin with the right combination of lace and velvet. Gowns should be flowing and help you glow. Finally it is your confidence and ease which captures the heart of the judges.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are your tips for winning an interview?
Confidence Clarity is the best combination to help you in the interview. Being authentic , being yourself helps. It is good to be conversational and have your perspective. Having an honest opinion helps. Experience is the best teacher. Shared opinions based on life experiences are always impressive. Study the pageants' vision and mission. Be aligned to the cause. Knowing your talents and showcasing them as a story helps.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it?
Everyone has the will to win but very few have the will to prepare to win
I have prepared and given my best. I am the first runner up in the pageant Classic Mrs India International Queen 2022. My journey has been memorable and successful. I feel I have been natural and given the best I could. Looking back I have no remorse moments or regrets .
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest?
Winning is about participating with a feeling of joy and passion. The girls were distracted and did not have a broader and clear vision. There was a lot of time and energy wasted in idle gossip and trying to impress each other.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: Any modelling or acting experience?
Mrs India International Queen 2022 was my first modelling experience.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What are your plans for 2022 as a Queen?
I would love to do divine activities, get involved more in the social fabric and contribute towards society's wellness as much as I can.
I want to promote the feeling and real meaning of
Be confident, be true, be yourself to as many women as possible.
I want to work on women empowerment and launch programs for wellness in parents with specially abled children.
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?
“It is the ultimate Luxury to combine passion and contribution. It is also the clear path to happiness” Sheryl Sandberg
I always look forward to sharing with the world the best I have . I want to be an embodiment of inner harmony, balance and cherish all the values of a heartful living. Every moment of one’s life is of immense value and should be used for the greater good of humanity. World is looking for change and I would love to be the ambassador of goodwill and touch as many lives as I can. I am convinced that the pageant has helped me rise to a platform to serve humanity in a niche way. I want to leave behind a legacy of goodness, and build a healthy society of individuals with beautiful minds.
International Director: Mrs Ankita Saroha
National Director: Mrs Ankita Saroha
Pageant website: www.mrsindiainternationalqueen.com
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this wonderful interview.
Dr Snehal Deshpande Classic Mrs India International Queen 2022 1st Runner Up, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief Mr WorldClass 2023 Mr United Nations 2018 Platform: Women Empowerment Ambassador to International Foundation for Orphans iffocares.org
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