This is my first visit to Kolkata. I have admired the beauty of Bengali women as much as the works of Aparna Sen and Rituparno Ghosh. Of course, the mishti doi and rosogollas are always a favourite. This time around, my visit was strictly limited to Anamika Khanna’s studio where I had done to get my fittings done for the outfits that I might be wearing for the Miss Universe pageant.
In another two week’s time, I’ll leave for Bahamas to participate in the Miss Universe pageant. More than a celebration of personal beauty, this pageant is a space where I can represent the richness of Indian culture. I am on a mission to make my country proud.
Right now, I am concentrating only on the pageant. As for Bollywood, I really need a tall hero to be cast opposite me since my height is 5ft 9 1/2 in.
Beauty and brains
I feel like reacting to debate over whether beauty queens have a thinking mind too. Why curb others’ freedom of expression?
Fashion is about wearing the right attitude. Eat right, exercise regularly, think positive and flaunt a smile — that’s fashionable for me.