World Class American Royalty Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Juhi Rana Oitijhyo Mrs Universe Georgia 2023 Winner.
Full name: Juhi Rana
Title/Year: Oitijhyo Mrs Universe Georgia 2023 Winner
Pageant System: https://www.mydreamtvusa.com/
Education Level: Bachelor's degree in electronics and communications
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Hobbies: Photography, Hiking, Interior Designing, Gardening, culinary arts
Platform: Advocating for children with disabilities by collaborating with organizations like 'Save the Children' and 'Yogita Entrepreneurship & Development Sansthan'
Years competed: 1
Countries visited: India, USA
Likes: Connecting with people, Working out, Travelling, Exploring new cultures,Empathy, Compassion, Creativity Challenging myself with new tasks everyday
Dislikes: Injustice, Discrimination, Neglect
World Class American Royalty Magazine: Please tell us about yourself.
I'm Juhi Rana, a cybersecurity professional residing in the picturesque state of Georgia, USA. In the company of my loving husband and our 17-month-old daughter, we form a close-knit, beautiful family. My career keeps me engaged in ensuring the safety of digital spaces, while my philanthropic spirit drives me to make a positive impact in the lives of others. I'm an explorer at heart, venturing into the world of photography and DIY crafts to express my creativity. Together, we embrace each moment with gratitude and strive to create lasting memories.
World Class American Royalty Magazine:Please tell us about your education.
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication, which has provided me with a strong foundation in the Information and Technology field.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: What does women Empowerment means to you?
Women empowerment means recognizing and unlocking the limitless potential that women possess. It's about providing the tools, opportunities, and support for women to excel, lead, and create change. True empowerment comes when women are free to make choices, pursue their dreams, and contribute to society without limitations.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: Tell us about your pageant history.
My journey in the world of pageantry has just begun, and I'm thrilled to share that this is my first year participating in a pageant.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: What inspired you to do your first pageant?
As a teenager, I held a dream close to my heart, one that I carried into my adult life: the aspiration to become a beauty queen. I was inspired by the notion that beauty queens are not just icons of beauty but also change-makers, individuals who can use their platform to make a meaningful impact on the world. This inspiration was the driving force that led me to participate in my very first pageant.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: Why did you choose to compete for your current title?
I chose to compete for my current title because it aligns with my personal values and provides me with an opportunity to amplify my advocacy for children with disabilities. This title enables me to reach a wider audience and create a more significant impact.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about?
The Mrs. Universe Georgia 2023 pageant, organized by Oitijhyo Traditions, is a North Georgia-based event with a unique and meaningful mission. What sets this pageant apart is the remarkable opportunity it offers—the winner of this title receives a direct entry into Mrs. Universe USA, which is a groundbreaking achievement.
Moreover, Oitijhyo Traditions, the organizer, operates a nonprofit arm called 'Mission Possible,' which embodies our commitment to creating positive change. Through this initiative, they utilize donated Indian clothing to create products, and all proceeds are dedicated to supporting various causes. In this instance, the proceeds are channeled to New Heights Academy. The pageant celebrates not only beauty but also the power of advocacy and philanthropy, emphasizing our dedication to making the world a better place.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: What makes your director different from others?
What sets our directors, Anusmita Bardhan Sur, Lakshmi Mandavilli and Sucheta Chakraborty, apart from others is their unwavering dedication and exceptional support. They've left no stone unturned in providing us with all the resources and guidance needed to prepare for the competition. What truly makes them stand out is their ability to create a sense of unity and belonging among the contestants. They've made us feel like a family, fostering an environment of camaraderie and encouragement, which is an invaluable part of our pageant journey.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: What are you being judged on during the competition?
Throughout the competition, participants were evaluated in three distinctive rounds. The Introduction Round allowed contestants to showcase their poise and audience engagement. The Avant-Garde Round assessed their creativity and fashion sense as they pushed the boundaries of traditional dress while maintaining an elegant and presentable appearance. In the final segment, the Question and Answer Round, contestants were judged based on their promptness and thoughtfulness in responding to questions, providing insights into their communication skills, ability to think on their feet, and the depth of their knowledge and values. These three rounds collectively offered a comprehensive evaluation of the contestants' personalities and abilities.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: Tell us about your experience during the competition.
Competing in this pageant has been a remarkable journey of personal growth, self-discovery, and purpose. It has allowed me to connect with like-minded individuals, learn from incredible role models, and spread awareness about the causes close to my heart.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: Who would you recommend your system to?
I would recommend this pageant system to women who are not only looking for a platform to showcase their beauty but also a meaningful opportunity to make a positive impact in their communities. It's for those who are passionate about social causes and want to use their voice for change.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for.
My platform is dedicated to advocating for children with disabilities. It's about raising awareness, providing support, and fostering an inclusive society where every child, regardless of their abilities, has the opportunity to thrive and lead fulfilling lives.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: What appearances have you done with your title?
With my title, I've had the privilege to engage in impactful appearances, including volunteering hours at care homes for children with disabilities. Additionally, I virtually participated in the One Million March, a significant event dedicated to raising awareness about child abuse. These experiences have been incredibly rewarding and have allowed me to use my platform to make a positive difference in the lives of those in need.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: What are some of your achievements?
Some of my notable achievements include winning two consecutive gold medals at the national level in martial arts, a testament to my dedication and discipline. Another significant accomplishment was my transformative journey where I successfully lost 61 pounds in just six months, reflecting my determination and commitment to personal growth and well-being. Needless to say, winning the Oitijhyo Mrs. Universe Georgia 2023 crown is another great achievement that I am extremely proud of.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls?
What makes me stand out from all those other beautiful girls is my unwavering commitment to taking this platform further. My ultimate goal is to achieve the prestigious title of Mrs. Universe, and I am willing to go all in with my dedication and hard work to make that dream a reality. My determination and passion for making a meaningful impact set me apart and drive me to excel in this journey.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner.
The moment my name was called out as the winner was a whirlwind of emotions. It was a validation of my dedication, values, and the causes I hold dear. I felt a deep sense of responsibility and pride in the opportunity to represent the ideals of this pageant.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?
Being a Beauty Queen means having the privilege to use my voice, influence, and beauty for a purpose greater than myself. It's about setting an example, being an advocate for positive change, and inspiring others to do the same.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: How did competing in pageants helped your life?
Competing in pageants has transformed my life in numerous ways. It has boosted my confidence, expanded my horizons, and allowed me to connect with incredible individuals who share my passion for advocacy and change. It has been a platform for personal growth and self-discovery.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: How did pageants helped your self esteem and body image?
Pageants have played a significant role in enhancing my self-esteem and body image. They have taught me that beauty is diverse and comes in various forms. It's about embracing one's individuality and feeling confident in one's skin, irrespective of societal standards.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel?
It's an incredibly humbling experience to know that I can inspire and empower others. I feel a deep sense of responsibility to be a positive role model and use my platform to uplift and encourage girls and women to pursue their dreams and make a difference.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over?
My on-stage strategy is to be genuinely authentic, confident, and passionate about my advocacy. I want to convey my commitment to my chosen cause and connect with the judges through genuine emotions and a strong stage presence.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: How did you prepare for your competition?
My preparation involved rigorous training in various areas from a prestigious Pageant Academy Gleamdiva, including communication, walking, and interview skills. I also invested time in understanding the pageant system, its values, and the expectations of the judges. Additionally, I dedicated myself to learning more about my chosen advocacy, children with disabilities.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk?
Improving your pageant walk is a crucial aspect of a successful performance. My tips include practicing regularly, ensuring good posture and balance, maintaining a confident and graceful demeanor, and seeking professional guidance if possible. Confidence is key, so practice walking in your chosen footwear to ensure comfort and stability.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress?
Selecting the perfect pageant dress involves understanding your body type, personal style, and the specific requirements of the pageant. It's essential to find a dress that compliments your figure and makes you feel confident. Pay attention to colors that enhance your complexion and choose a style that aligns with the pageant's theme and your personality.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: What are your tips for winning interview?
Winning the interview segment is about conveying your authenticity and passion. My tips include thorough preparation, understanding the pageant's values and the judges' expectations, and practicing articulating your thoughts clearly. Be yourself, stay calm, and remember that it's an opportunity to share your unique story and perspectives.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it?
One mistake I wish I could redo was not seeking professional coaching and guidance earlier in my pageant journey. Professional training and mentorship can provide valuable insights and skills that I believe could have enhanced my performance and confidence from the start.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest?
During a pageant, it's important to recognize that every contestant steps out of their comfort zone, and this, in itself, is a remarkable achievement. While mistakes can occur, it's essential to acknowledge the hard work and dedication put in by all the participants. Pageants require contestants to balance multiple aspects, from interviews to talent presentations and evening gowns. Common challenges include nervousness during interviews, stage presence, or wardrobe malfunctions. However, it's vital to remember that each participant has worked diligently to reach this stage, and their commitment to personal growth and making a positive impact is commendable. We should celebrate the journey and the progress made by all contestants in their pursuit of a common goal.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: Any modeling or acting experience?
I have some experience in both modeling and acting. During my graduation, I engaged in acting in short films with a mission to raise awareness about women's safety, and I also took up modeling opportunities with designers to earn some pocket money. These experiences allowed me to express my creativity and contribute to important social causes simultaneously
World Class American Royalty Magazine: What are your plans for 2023 as a Queen?
In 2023, as a Queen, I have ambitious plans ahead. I am thrilled to share that one of my primary goals for the year is to compete at the national level in Mrs. Universe USA 2023. This exciting journey will provide me with an even broader platform to advocate for causes close to my heart, including children with disabilities. Beyond that, I am committed to expanding my outreach efforts, working closely with organizations and communities to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for these children. Additionally, I aim to inspire and empower more young women to pursue their dreams, irrespective of their circumstances. This year is set to be filled with purposeful endeavors and an unwavering commitment to positive change.
World Class American Royalty Magazine: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?
The legacy I aspire to leave behind is one of compassion, empowerment, and positive change. I want to be remembered as someone who used her platform to uplift others, particularly children with disabilities. My goal is to inspire individuals to take action, make a difference, and embody the values of empathy and inclusivity. I hope to leave a lasting impact on my community and beyond, promoting the belief that each one of us has the power to effect change in the world
Pageant Organizers: Anusmita Bardhan Sur, Lakshmi Mandavilli, Sucheta Chakraborty
Pageant website: https://mrsuniverseusa.us/
Photographer: Chris & Kalyn Dowd <https://www.alwayselizabethlanae.com>
Makeup Artist: Shantanu Agrawal
Other Credits: Gleamdiva Academy, GoldenVenue, ModoCaldo, Superwomen_events, Vidhu Ganapa Realtor
World Class American Royalty Magazine would like to say thank you for this amazing interview!
Juhi Rana Oitijhyo Mrs Universe Georgia 2023 Winner, World Class American Royalty Magazine, Photo by Chris & Kalyn Dowd, Makeup Artist: Shantanu Agrawal
Interview by Derek Tokarzewski
Owner/Editor in Chief
Mr WorldClass 2023
Mr United Nations 2018
Platform: Women Empowerment