Rumana Kumar Mrs. New England Petite 2020
World Class Beauty Queens Magazine would like to welcome amazing Queen Rumana Kumar Mrs. New England Petite 2020.
Full name: Rumana Kumar Title/Year: Mrs. New England Petite 2020 Pageant System: New England Petite Pageants Age: 35 Zodiac sign: Leo Hobbies: Crafts, Photography and Dancing Platform: Autism Awareness Years competed: 2 years Countries visited: India, United States & Dubai Likes: Nature, Long Drives & Dancing Dislikes: I do not like cold weather Status: Married World Class Beauty Queens: Please tell us about yourself. I am a dental surgeon by profession. Currently I am a stay at home mom to my lovely 4-year-old son. I have dedicated my full time to my family and helping others. In my free time I like to dance and go on long drives. World Class Beauty Queens: What does women Empowerment mean to you? Women Empowerment for me means to encourage women of all race, color and shape to follow their dreams and fight for their rights. World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history. I have competed in two pageant systems and both were completely different from each other. My first pageant was an Indian origin pageant for the Indian women living in America and my second pageant was designed specifically for petite women in America. Both pageants were such an amazing experience and I loved my entire journey. I made some of the best friends and beautiful memories for life. World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant? I always had a love towards pageants and It has continued to grow more with each day. Besides passion, pageants provide a great platform to help my cause. They open doors to so many amazing opportunities and also allow me to connect with people on a larger scale. World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete for your current title? My first experience with pageants was so amazing. I came out as a better, stronger and more confident woman. That journey helped me rediscover myself and I surely want to do it again. But most importantly I need this opportunity to fight for my cause, which is autism awareness and acceptance. World Class Beauty Queens: To those unfamiliar with your pageant system please tell us what is it about? The USA Petite Pageant is designed especially for the Petite Beauty, 5’6 feet or less. The focus of the New England Petite & USA Petite Pageant is to appreciate the beauty within the petite women in the United States by offering them opportunities and special recognition upon their participation. World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition?In my current pageant system we are judged mainly on four things: private Interview, fun Fashion, evening Gown and on-Stage Question. World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your experience during the competition. For me my pageant journey was one of the best learning experiences. It truly isn’t all about the competition and winning the crown, it’s about being yourself, making the most of the experience, and creating friendships and memories that you’ll remember forever. No matter how it all ends up, you should be so proud of yourself for putting everything you had out on the stage and giving it all you have to represent yourself and your hometown. Don't let nervousness or fright of stepping out of your comfort zone deter you, because you might miss out on something extremely special, or totally surprise yourself like I did. World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform or what cause do you volunteer for. Autism awareness and acceptance. This particular cause is very close to my heart as I have a 4-year-old son on the spectrum. As a mother I would never stop fighting for this cause. ️World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title? Due to the pandemic I haven’t been able to make many public appearances. But I collaborated with a few charity organizations/Companies to promote and help them. Sadly, it affected my journey in so many ways. I couldn’t make many appearances, which was one of the most difficult things. I tried my best to stay involved and did some charity work from home. I stitched almost 100 masks to donate them to my local hospitals and therapy centers. I also prepared 30 handmade cards for a pink fund cancer organization. I also read books for a charity organization that provides story videos read by volunteers to the children hospitals. I am committed to keep serving as much as possible. World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of your achievements?
Mrs. New England Petite 2020
Mrs. New Haven County Petite 2020
Mrs. Quarantine Queen Petite 2020.
Mrs. Congeniality India Connecticut 2019
Mrs. Photogenic 2020
Secured First position in Inter College English Debate Competition Sponsored by State AIDS Cell, Bhubaneshwar, Dept. of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India.
Certificate of Merit in Senior Secondary for Securing Highest Percentage of Marks in Institution and honored with ‘ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD.’
World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls? All of us are unique in our own way. The biggest quality for me is that I never see anyone as my competitor. I always focus on myself and work hard to become a better person than I was yesterday. My competition is only with me. You know how they say that “I AM TOO BUSY WATERING MY GRASS TO NOTICE THAT YOURS IS GREENER.” World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the moment your name was called out as the winner. I couldn’t believe it was happening. All my hard work was finally paying off and I was in tears of joy. Words aren’t enough to describe the honor and pride I felt in my heart and the moment that crown was placed on my head, I could feel the responsibility in my soul. I am blessed and thankful for all the incredible opportunities I have been given. World Class Beauty Queens: What does it mean to you to be a Beauty Queen? For me being a beauty queen means that I get a chance to show all the women that their dreams can become reality one day. It means I get a voice to motivate and inspire other women and young girls. World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants helped your life? Pageants helped me immensely and I have to say that they gave me an opportunity for massive self-discovery and personal transformation. The best part was to see how much I grew through the entire process. It also helped me develop daily habits around nutrition and exercise which resulted in better physical and mental health. World Class Beauty Queens: How did pageants help your self-esteem and body image? Women are subjected to social injustice on a daily basis about their bodies and what their ideal body should be. Such an “ideal” body can include almost impossible proportions and weight goals. Through my pageant journey I learned that Self-esteem involves how much a person values themself, and appreciates their own worth. Self-love is truly one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. For me it freed up so much mental space. Body positivity isn’t just about accepting ourselves but also giving other bodies the respect and acceptance, they deserve as well. This is the message I want to pass on to all the young girls and women. World Class Beauty Queens: You are an inspiration to all the girls out there. How does it feel? I believe every woman and young lady should compete in a pageant at least once in their life because you have the potential to learn more about yourself in that one experience than many people learn throughout their entire life. It feels so amazing that I got this opportunity and I can encourage others to do the same. World Class Beauty Queens: What is your on-stage strategy to win the judges over? I always stay true to myself; you can never go wrong with that. Before answering any question, I think that what would I say if my friend asked me the same question? I answer every question with an open heart and mind, while staying as humble as I can. World Class Beauty Queens: How did you prepare for your competition? I follow my pageant system and take help of previous queens as much as I can. Understanding my pageant system helps me a lot with my preparations. To practice my talk and gestures I take help of family and friends. World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for learning better pageant walk? Perfect pageant walk is a goal that can only be achieved by practicing more and more. I am a person who once upon a time bought only flat sandals. Thinking about heels made me nervous. But today I am in love with my heels and cannot imagine dressing up without them. When I started practicing my walk at first, I chose something that I was comfortable in. I gradually kept on adding inches to my heel. I explored a lot of shoes before I could settle on my favorite heels. Practicing as much as possible helps a lot. Whether or not its pageant season I practice my walk year-round. World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for choosing right pageant dress? For me fit and comfort are the most important thing about my dress. I believe that if the dress fits you well you will be more confident in carrying it on the stage. I also take help of previous queens to select a dress that would be best suited for my pageant system. World Class Beauty Queens: What are your tips for winning interview? I have always focused on being myself. I usually love to talk about something important to me, it helps me connect with my audience and takes away all the nervousness. World Class Beauty Queens: What is one mistake that you've done during competing you wish you could redo and fix it? For me each experience was a learning curve and with every experience I evolved as a better version of myself. Only thing I want to change would be to stress a little less and enjoy more throughout the journey. World Class Beauty Queens: What other mistakes are made by girls during the contest? We all work so hard and try to showcase our better self on stage. I don’t think there are any mistakes, it’s a process of learning and evolving. All my pageant sisters were uniquely talented and I learned a lot from each one of them. World Class Beauty Queens: Any modeling or acting experience? I aspire to be a model in future. As of now I am learning and moving in the direction of my dreams. World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2020 as a Queen? I want to stay committed to my goals. I want to utilize every single day of my reign as wisely as possible. Even though I have only a year, I feel like time goes by fast and when I look back on my reign, I want to see all my goals accomplished. World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind? I have always wanted to contribute to make this world a better place. I believe that if we all worked in the right direction, we can make a difference and bring more goodness into the world. The good that we do always stays behind. It stays among the people who live after we’re gone. What matters most is that we make a positive difference in the lives of the people around us. The best thing we can do is to teach our children how to live a life of values, become good a human being, and have love in their lives. This is the kind of legacy I want to leave behind for the upcoming generation. International Director: Hazely Corp National Director: Jenna Kienbaum Your Local Director: Leah Jensen Pageant website: https://www.newenglandpetite.com/ Name of the Photographer and other credits: A big thanks to Mo Mendes, our official photographer for the pageant. I also wanted to say thanks to Mark Jhonson for incredible headshots for the magazine. Big thank you to my support system and almighty for making my dreams come true. Sponsors: Thank you to our amazing sponsors Haus of Beauty NH, Granimo Studios, CrossFit TFG, Bank Of NH Theatre and Beauty And A Beast Fitness Apperal.
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Rumana Kumar Mrs. New England Petite 2020, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine, Photo by Mark Jhonson
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