MIIQ 2020: Punjab’s Upaasana Kalia, Haryana’s Manju Upadhyay win titles at biggest beauty pageant of the year.
At the recently concluded three-day beauty pageant Mrs India International Queen 2020, in New Delhi, two talented ladies, Punjab’s Upaasana Kalia and Haryana’s Manju Upadhyay showed titular performances, winning the respective titles of Mrs Category and Classic Mrs Category with Rs one lakh prize money each, at the event.
Other winners in the pageant are – First runner up Mrs Pooja Gangyan (Uttar Pradesh) won Rs 50,000 prize money and second runner up Mrs Rajni Jha (Delhi) won Rs 25,000 prize money. In the Classic Mrs category, Goa’s Mrs Sevana Jacques is the first runner up winning prize money worth Rs 50000 and Delhi’s Mrs Amrit Kaur is the second runner up winning Rs 25000 prize money.
The motto of the event, helmed by its Founder-Director Mrs Ankita Saroha, remains “Be Confident, Be Strong, Be YOU.” The beauty pageant’s success was marked by colossal participation in terms of the live audience as well as in terms of online viewers, thanks to the extensive coverage due to the telecast by Kanshi TV of the UK.
Though there was a controlled presence of a live audience, due to the government guidelines in view of the current pandemic, that didn’t compromise the massive expression of the MIIQ 2020 Grand Finale, held at Hotel Crowne Plaza Delhi.
Apart from Mr Rohit Khandelwal, Mr World 2016 and Miss Suman Rao, Miss World Asia 2019, Miss World 2nd Runner Up 2019 as the Celebrity judges, Mrs Saroha also led the jury at the event, which had the following members – Mr Tarun Choudhary, Director of Shiv Med Private Limited, Mr Ravi Shankar, Actor, Advocate & Businessman and Mrs Sonali Sherry, Celebrity Makeup Artist.
Other titles won at the event are as follows – Mrs India Goodness Ambassador – Mrs Upaasana Kalia, Mrs India Shining Star – Ms Amaayra Yadav, Mrs India Fashion Icon – Mrs Madhuparna Hore, Mrs India Congeniality – Mrs KuljitBhamrah, Mrs India Best Ramp Walk – Mrs Rajni Jha, Mrs India Vivacious – Mrs Pooja Gangyan, Mrs India Glamorous – Mrs Priyanka Shoor, Mrs India Talented – Mrs Manju Upadhyay, Mrs India Mesmerizing Eyes – Mrs Surbhi Malhotra, Mrs India Glowing Skin – Mrs Sevana Jacques, Mrs India Ravishing – Dr Abhilasha Maharshi, Mrs India Sensational – Mrs Laboni Saha, Mrs India Alluring – Mrs Neelam Malik, Mrs India Beautiful Hairs – Mrs Srishty Kesari, Mrs India Popularity Queen & Mrs India Tenacious – Dr Nita Hazarika, Mrs India Fabulous – Dr Goma, Mrs India Brilliant – Mrs Maya Ayappa, Mrs India Courageous – Mrs Rinku Barman, Mrs India Inspiring – Mrs Priyanka Sinha Roy, Mrs India Diligent – Dr Deepalee Das, Mrs India Adorable – Dr Simmy Khaneja, Mrs India Intelligent – Mrs Baljit Kaur Talwandi, Mrs India Perfectionist – Mrs Amrit Kaur, Mrs India Photogenic – Mrs Pubali Chakravarty and Mrs India Renaissance – Dr Sujata Kapoor.
Talking about the success of the event, Mrs Ankita said, “This is a platform to promote all married women, so that even after marriage, the women are able to showcase their skills and talents and live their dreams. Not only from India, a lot of women from outside India also participated in our event.”
Ankita further said, “I wish all my contestants luck and a lot of thanks to Lakme Academy Rohini who was the makeup sponsor and played a great role in making this show successful.”
She also thanked Dr Zahida Johal, sponsor from Zaesthetics London UK, Mrs Shalu Pandey from Pagdandiyan NGO, Kanshi TV from United Kingdom, her team Mrs Antara & Mr Keshav Sharma and media partners AajTak, India News, Delhi News Express, Hindustan Times, Dainik Bhaskar, Sur Sangam Radio Canada, Malaysia World News, AapkiAwaaz Radio UK, ApniDilli News, News 1 Express, Punjabi National for the constant support and encouragement for making this event a huge success.
The 30 finalists were trained for the catwalk by celebrity choreographer & catwalk trainer Mr Prasantt Ghosh, while renowned Emcee Mr Debojyoti Dasgupta was the official host for the show. Lalit Rana of Imagesque managed photography and videography at the event. Mr Pradeep Negi, noted Self – defence Trainer for the show, and event managers Mr Sunny & Mr Vivek of the Dreamcatchers Private Limited brought up the rest of the team.