Chandigarh, 31 January, 2013 : Karuna Singh,our very own city girl has bought laurels to the city by winning the Gladrags Little Miss India ( All India Finale) and being crowned with a title ‘ Little Miss India’ . All of 16, Karuna, after winning the Little Miss India Punjab in June 2012 represented Punjab amongst other finalists from the states of Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai and Pune competing for the title in Mumbai on 26 January 2013. Judged by Ms Maureen Wadia , Nandita Mahtani, Haseena Jethmalani and Raell Padamsee, the show happens to be the first ever and India’s only unisex Pageant of this stature
nteracting with the media for the first time after winning the title, this calm yet confident, chirpy yet focused girl says, ” My journey began with the an advertisement of Gladrags little Miss India competition in the newspaper and rest was a dream come true. Auditions, selections and crowned. I am still caught up in the moment”.
Narrating her story with same confidence, she says, I always wanted to be Miss India, but never expected this to happen at such a young age. All thanks to Gladrags which bought this show to small cities and provided us a platform. The trend nowadays is to start young, and I am glad about the fact that I am the first ever Little Miss India crowned. Rather I am much confident that I started my journey two years before as the opportunities remain the same as for Miss India, just that I have this advantage of these two years, she smiles.
A pass out from sacred heart school and The Lawrence School, Lovedale, Ooty, this groomed girl rather started winning at a pretty young age, by first winning the rose princess of Chandigarh when she was only six months old and then ‘ student of the year award’ in class 10th . Karuna now studies in class 11 at New Public School, Chandigarh and has opted for non medical subjects. Clear about her academic future, she plans to pursue her education from one of the top most universities of the world and make her parents proud.” If modelling or movies has to happen, it will happen but right now I am focused towards my studies” , she confirms.
Asked Karuna about her inspiration and she announces her parents to be her biggest inspiration and support. Also she gets inspired by Ms Maureen Wadia,Editor Gladrags Magazine and the lady behind this show. “She is a very encouraging lady and groomed each of us well before the grand finale.’Be confident in whatever you do’ is the mantra she gave to all of us.”
Talking about ‘ the day’ she narrates,” Every contestant was very efficient, talented and confident about winning since they were the winners of their respective zones .The pageant had four rounds, the first was introduction which was followed by the fancy dress round, then was the time to show our individual talents on stage and last but not the least was the question and answer round which was supposed to be spontaneous. I was asked if a 12 yr old can fall in love or not? And I answered “No, a 12 yr old is not mature enough to fall in love .It can be friendship which they can feel as love at this age. In my opinion its an infactuation not love for sure”. I was completely dumbstruck when my name was announced as the Winner of this pageant.
Karuna besides being focused on studies right now, also is a dance enthusiast and passionate about horse riding and painting.
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