My Pageant Experience
Thanks to JS Bedi, reporter at India post for nominating me and Virge
Last night, I won Mrs. Asia California and, I won Miss Photogenic. I feel blessed to have had this experience. I am still learning how to let go of my inner fears and tell my stories freely. I had the opportunity to share with the judges; my stories and dreams, my struggles and accomplishments with prides and I did not share them. I hesitated. This is my journey and I am learning my lessons as I go. I am sometimes surprised at my own strengths and also when I find and face my own weaknesses. Some make me shine and some do make me cry. I am learning that it is okay to grieve. This is part of being human! I am learning not to judge myself for my shortcomings or discomforts but use them for lessons to keep improving and making my life better from here on. I want to thank Virgelia Villegas, producer of the pageant for inviting me in the pageant. Their faith and support kept me going till the end.
This was a fun night for me. I let myself dance and be in the glamour world. I am so busy in building my new life, business and I have just started school again. I am studying Spiritual Psychology at USM.
The best part of the pageant for me was that I was able to wear my son Rahul’s first design as my evening gown in the competition. I am also very excited that my mom, both my sons (Kunal and Rahul) and young Nancy (my mentee ) were there to support me along with all my friends from LA and some friends who traveled from Michigan. I am truly blessed by their love . My dear friend Gordon Bahn who helped me look beautiful (hair and makeup artist) helped me stay focused and calm through the two day competition process.
I learned a lot from our coaching team Joey, Alfredo and Tommy. I had a great time with my fellow delegates and made some new friends. I enjoyed our every Sunday rehearsals but I am glad they are over so I can get back to work and homework from school. I just started my MA in Spiritual Psychology at University of Santa Monica and I have a lot of homework piled up because I was so busy with the pageant.
I know my Malibu Chronicle team is waiting to have me back full time again. I am committed to bringing out our Holiday season glossy print magazine. This will be a quarterly magazine that means we keep pushing this issue for 3 months. What a deal for the advertisers!! Anyone who would like to place ads in the print magazine please contact me at email@example.com. In the end I am a dedicated business woman! Please call me, let’s talk about the possibilities!