Just when I was rattling my brains of what to debut this Blogging journey of mine, scrolling through the various International pageants’ pages (something i do every 3 hours), I see a charming Indian lady- Miss Asha Bhatt bringing home, the first ever Miss Supranational Crown.
Miss Supranational, not among those very famed beauty pageants, aims at “working for charitable causes as well as traveling the world promoting tourism, goodwill among all nations and a healthy image.” This pageant started back in 2009. detailed list of winners:
2009 – Oksana Moria (Ukraine)
2010 – Karina Pinilla (Panama)
2011 – Monika Lewczuk (Poland)
2012 – Katsyarina Buraya (Belarus)
2013 – Mutya Datul (Philippines)
While Asha wasn’t a heavy favourite initially, gained popularity by winning Miss.Talent at this very pageant. She charmed everyone with her confidence,poise and simplicity. It’s amazing to see finally a girl winning an international crown for India after the long draught of India at International Pageants since Priyanka Chopra , Lara Dutta , Dia Mirza winning Miss World , Miss Universe and Miss Asia Pacific respectively back in 2000. Also, Nicole Faria winning the first ever Miss Earth crown back in 2010.
It all started for Asha when she performed a dance number in a college fest and Prasad Bidapa noticed her and asked her to give Modelling a try. Next, she was crowned as the 2nd Runner’s up in Miss Diva 2014 from where she was sent to this pageant. This lady, 22 years old is an Engineer to be, Dancer, Singer, Artist and NCC-Cadet ambassador of India at SAARC(2009) (according to her facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/ashabhat5992 )
It feels really amazing and satisfying when an Indian lady achieves something worth accolading. Maybe I’m over enthusiastic because I’ve always dreamt of being a Miss India and represent my Country at Miss World/Universe. But sigh! God has some other plans for me. Nevertheless, Congratulations Asha! India is proud of you .