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Thai-Sikh girl wins Bangkok award, dreams of Bollywood

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Tall, lissome Praveenar Singh turned the primary woman from the Indian group to win a significant magnificence title within the Land of Smiles, when she was chosen First Runner-Up within the Ms Universe-Thailand contest lately.

It was a rigorous contest of greater than 100 contributors initially, 30 within the ultimate spherical, and the Sikh woman admitted she was delighted to attain over so many stunning contestants.


However she admitted that she had labored arduous at for the competition for practically six months, with gruelling health routines, catwalk classes and Q&A coaching programmes.

What did she assume was a very powerful high quality wanted on this extremely aggressive subject? “Confidence”, stated Praveenar merely. She displayed this in a lot as she sashayed down the ramp, carrying a variety of outfits, from slinky night robes to attractive swimsuits.

A local of Chiangmai within the north of Thailand, Praveenar stated she loved the provincial atmospherics of this small city. “Other than the cool, fantastic climate, it’s small and intimate metropolis. There may be additionally a big Sikh group, and everyone seems to be household there”, she stated.


Praveenar did her education in Chiangmai, after which moved to Bangkok’s prestigious Thammasat College, the place she did an arts diploma with Russia as her main.

“I used to be fascinated by the variety of Russian vacationers in Chiangmai and thought it will be enjoyable to be a vacationer information and present them round my beautiful hometown!” She stated she additionally beloved Russian books and tradition, and that’s why she selected the course.

After successful the latest magnificence contest, it seems like modelling would be the future profession for this enticing woman, who has already partaken in lots of style exhibits, each in Bangkok and in Mumbai.


“The women in India are so assured, sensible, profitable — they actually encourage me. That’s why India has produced so many magnificence queens!”

One in all her finest holidays in India, she says, was when she visited Delhi, Shimla, Jaipur, Agra and Punjab (the place her mom was born) final yr.

“It jogged my memory of who I’m, and I’m ready to return, after the Covid disaster is over,” she stated.

Praveenar workout routines commonly, and loves sports activities, particularly basketball and in addition Thai boxing (“for muscle and energy”).


She was proud that she gained the “Miss Good Pores and skin Award” on the Ms Universe contest, saying {that a} mixture of nutritious diet, train, sleep, contributed to it.

The mannequin and sweetness contest winner confessed that she was having fun with the most effective of each worlds in Thailand.

“It’s actually a land of smiles. However what I really like probably the most is that a lot of Indian tradition is prevalent right here. They rejoice many Indian festivals right here. In reality, lately I used to be a particular visitor at an enormous Diwali occasion in Bangkok’s most subtle mall — Icon Siam.”


Praveenar additionally loves the truth that there are a lot of Indian temples and gurdwaras right here, which is the place she principally interacts together with her group.

She confessed that Indian meals was her favorite, particularly palak paneer.

That’s why she likes visiting India typically, having fun with consuming the most effective of Indian meals there, as additionally the most effective of procuring, to not overlook music and movies.

Praveenar is an enormous fan of Bollywood, and has many favorite Bollywood movies (Three Idiots, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham). Amitabh Bachchan is her all-time favorite actor.


She confessed: “Like most magnificence contest winners, I’ve goals of Bollywood too.” Having labored earlier as a mannequin in Mumbai for 3 months, she stated she had acquired “some provides” after successful the wonder contest in Bangkok.

“I can’t give extra particulars, however I hope the Covid-19 pandemic ends quickly, in order that I can transfer ahead and do some work in India.


Lekha Shankar is an Indian journalist based mostly in Bangkok

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