Pooja Gangyan Mrs India International Queen 2020 1st Runner Up
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Pooja Gangyan Mrs India International Queen 2020 1st Runner Up.
Full name: Pooja Gangyan
Title/Year: Mrs India International Queen 2020 1st Runner Up
Pageant System: www.mrsindiainternationalqueen.com
Age: 28 Years
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Hobbies: Yoga, exploring new places & knowing different cultures of the society.
Platform: Mrs India International Queen
Years competed: 1st Year
Countries visited: Amsterdam, UAE, Switzerland and France
Likes: Spicy food & helping People
Dislikes: Hypocrite people, lies
World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself.
I am a Chemical Engineer & working as a Training Head in a Pharmaceutical Industry where I provide & facilitate training to all employees on technical, statistical and behavioral part so that the best medicines can be made for patients. I am a yoga trainer too, I provide Yoga classes for people with different age & those who are needy for example nowadays in this pandemic situation, I am creating awareness and help patients to heal faster. I am married to a handsome man & my life long love Mr. Akshya Khandelwal who is basically a Chartered accountant. He keeps me motivated & encouraged towards my goals.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does women Empowerment mean to you?
To me, women empowerment is the process of giving women that freedom & environment where a woman is motivated, fearless, independent & who believes in herself, she can raise her voice, make her own decisions & choose the life she wants to lead.
At the same time empowered women stand out to inspire & motivate other maximum numbers of ladies to make them realize their capacities at utmost level.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history.
This was a second pageant, I have learnt modelling, acting & presenting myself in earlier pageant but the current pageant journey was entirely inspiring & fully satisfying.
World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant?
Other winners inspired me to get into the pageant. When I used to see them, they were beautiful physically & by heart & brain. They were doing a lot of social activities, helping people & a lot of people followed them & were inspired by their achievements.
World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title?
This is the pageant where the main focus was to see the beautiful heart, brain & overall good personality. Whether you were able to carry other people with you like a Queen, help people or not. They were checking the behavior & taking out the best from the contestants.
World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about?
This pageant was specifically for married women in order to inspire, empower & motivate them to chase their dreams.
Their vision is to inspire every lady to be strong, confident & believe in herself.
This journey will help individuals to realize their true potential. It will help to improve your overall personality in terms of public speaking skills, perfect walk, appearance and further it helps to raise self-esteem & confidence.
You get a chance to meet a lot of amazing people too, having different cultures with a very good heart.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition?
In competition, there were different rounds which incorporated personality traits, intelligence, talent and a contestant's ability to answer the questions on various subjects as judged criteria.
Your communication skills, behavior with others, punctuality, your presence of mind, moreover beauty with brain & a kind heart they are searching for.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition.
The whole journey was amazing, it was one of the best decisions of my life. All useful sessions throughout the day, different rounds you go through, catwalk practice/choreography for 3-4 hours daily. Tough job but at the same time, we were inspired as we were continuously going towards our goal. The entire preparation process was incredibly valuable because the lessons we learnt will surely help us to grow & achieve amazing things.
Our Director was our backbone who was continuously supporting & motivating us day and night. She was our constant support & inspiration.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for.
I specifically want to improve the lives of underprivileged children, old people & women as much as I can.
I am associated with Rotary International. It is an international service organization whose motto is Service above self! Its purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.
World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title?
I have taken a grooming session for ladies, an online session for Rotary International Ladies as of now.
Further plans to give Motivation sessions in Colleges for girls, awareness sessions for women issues & empowerment & other social activities & Appearance in a Fashion Institute to share a glimpse of the journey & experience & personal styling tips.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements?
I am a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, a certified trainer (Technical & Behavioural), given training at all levels, a Yoga trainer as well. Recently won a title for Mrs India International Queen 2020 1st Runner Up & Mrs India Vivacious 2020.
World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls?
I believe that a beautiful body with a brain is not enough but a kind heart also plays a vital role. I have a serving heart & living with a motto that I am a gift to the society, so I want to serve as much as I can.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner.
It was an awesome moment. I had a mixed fixed feeling that time. All your efforts, hard work, dedication came in front of my eyes. Happy and emotional at the same time.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen?
Beauty Queen is the one who knows her responsibilities towards society, who knows how to stand for those ladies who could not get the courage to live their dreams. The one who is beautiful with brain & inspires a lot of people by her good deeds and appearance.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants helped your life?
I have learnt how to showcase myself, how smart, talented & service-oriented I can be and look fabulous while doing it, so now there’s no going back because it doesn’t matter if your crown is metaphorical or literal…You will forever shine like the Queen that you are. So, a better version of mine I am able to see now.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants helped your self esteem and body image?
I learnt a lot about myself, my strengths, weaknesses, and what I needed to further improve on. My appearance makes a difference for many now.
Those moments remind me to keep believing in myself and taking more leaps out of my comfort zone. My whole life got changed, my confidence increased and my overall surroundings became automatically beautiful.
World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel?
It makes me feel satisfying & very much happy but at the same time there is a sense of responsibility that each and every activity is going to affect a lot of girls/women or those who are inspired out there so need to act accordingly with better vision & insight.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is your on stage strategy to win the judges over?
I was confident about myself. I was ensuring my good appearance, walk & smile on my face.
I was honest & true to myself & was ready for any question that whichever they are going to ask, I am going to respond directly from my heart.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition?
I used to practice in front of a mirror in order to improve my postures & walk.
I prepared my introduction & a few sample questions from different pageants.
I have gone through current affairs as well for knowing number of social activities which were going on in our country & other regions. I was prepared to showcase talent for the talent round & was ready for any task given in the show.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walks?
You need to increase the height of heels gradually, have confidence in walking and practice in front of a mirror. You need to make your abdominal muscles flexible so that you can walk gracefully. You have to use your core and allow your hips to naturally sway from side to side. Your hand movements also you need to focus on. You can put a tape on the floor as a guide to help you practice learning how to walk back and forth in a straight line. And at last, never forget to have a beautiful smile on your face.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing the right pageant dress?
There is no specific colour or style of dress that will land you to the crown, but you need to know what your body type is, list down some adjectives to describe yourself. Choose a line that would hide what you perceive as your figure flaws. Research on the colour that would flatter you & look for a fabric that would compliment you.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning an interview?
One should be very transparent & honest. You should be confident while giving the answers. Smile on your face also plays an important role.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is one mistake that you've made during competing you wish you could redo and fix it?
At that time, during practicing for a ramp walk, my leg slipped & I got a ligament injury which was very painful throughout the finale. So please be careful while walking in high heels.
World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest?
It is very much important to be punctual, if you are coming late, any important session you can miss. Another thing is, if one person forgets the choreography, other people coming behind may get confused. Sometimes they forget to smile also while focusing on the walk so that is also important to work on, so these are a few mistakes that contestants can make.
World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience?
We have learnt modelling & acting from the pageants but don't have any experience to act in any industry yet.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2020 as a Queen?
As we crowned in Dec’20, My plan for 2021 is to inspire many girls/women out there that if I can do it then they can also do this and to also be a role model to the younger generation and to use that platform to start up an initiative for what I am passionate about and that is protecting the girl child mentally, physically and emotionally, helping old aged people & inspiring women to chase their dreams.
World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?
The good that we do doesn’t go away, it stays. At the end, what matters is that you make a positive difference in the lives of the people even after you die.
So, understanding & respect for all, irrespective of the colour, creed, caste, religion & the discrimination that we “humans” are being victimized of across the globe. We should be grateful for the things we have & respect for everything & help everyone. I would love my generation to take it ahead from me after I die.
Director: Mrs Ankita Saroha
Pageant website: www.mrsindiainternationalqueen.com World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to say thank you for this amazing interview. Interview by Derek Tokarzewski Owner/Editor in Chief of World Class Beauty Queens Magazine
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