Friday, July 27, 2012

Himangani Yadu Puts India Back on the Beauty Map

Beauty contests are a funny game. There was a time when Indian girls ruled supreme in beauty contest all over the world. This was during the nineties of the last century. At that time a string of Indian girls like Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, Aishwarya Rai , Diya Mirza ET all won a number of beauty contests. These wins had come after a lapse of 3 decades when Rita Faria won the Miss World crown in the early sixties of the last century. At that time Rita was not given any honor and she ultimately settled in UK.
The last major contest winner was Diya Mirza in 2000 when she won the Miss Asia Pacific title. That is also 12 years back. Now after that win an Indian girl has again won the Asia Pacific title form 38 participating countries. She won the title at the pageant held in Busan, South Korea.
Himangani is a qualified girl , heralding the new breed of girls who are beautiful and qualified. She holds a BCA degree from The International institute of Professional studies at Indore. She has also trained at the Police training centre and is adept swimmer and basketball player.
Himangani was trained by notable actress Sushmita Sen who has set up an organization named I AM SHE to train girls for beauty contests. Miss Yadu was born in 1988 and has been on the ramp for almost 5 years. She was Miss Indore in 2006. Beauty contests are good as they take the focus of the foreign nations from the poverty of India and project the image of a progressive nation