Former Fr Muller Medical College MD Student Dr Priya Sharath Wins First Runner-Up in the ‘Mrs United Nation International Beauty Pageant 2019 held at Toronto, Canada on 25 August 2019
Mangaluru: Many people in the pageant world know that there are countless pageant systems out there for “Miss” contestants to compete in, but what about those married women who want to compete? These days Pageants for married women in India, who also get a chance to walk on the ramp in the International Beauty pageants abroad, is a good platform The Mrs Beauty pageant for Married Women who are active and involved, and for them, a Beauty pageant is more than just a beauty pageant. The contestants could be predominantly mixed- some of them still in their 30’s, some in their 40’s, few of them in their past 50’s, happily married or doesn’t matter, if divorced also-as far as they look active, energetic, determined with great personality.
When these women take part in such Mrs Pageants, they get themselves a lot, in their looks, their lifestyle, their talents, and whatnot. And for them, it seems like an EXTREME MAKEOVER? Yes, Pageants for married women provide strong platform to married women and give them an identity, but still many things need to be incorporated in an organised way to make women feel confident to showcase their personality and potential. A beauty pageant is a celebration of beauty. Beauty pageants give women an opportunity to showcase their personalities not only on a domestic platform but also globally. With that aim, many organizers give a chance to Married Indian Women from all walks of life who could represent beauty, talent, confidence, intelligence and compassion to be a part of any Mrs Beauty Pageant Contest.
And here we have a mother of one young son who is in 8th grade, a happily married woman who is a Dermatologist and Cosmetologist by profession, having her own Clinic; also a professor in the Department of Dermatology at Rajarajeshwari Medical College, Bengaluru; happily married to an orthopaedic surgeon at Bangalore Medical College, Bengaluru- Team Mangalorean proudly presents Dr Priya Sharath, the First Runner-Up in the “Mrs United Nation International Beauty Pageant 2019” held in Toronto, Canada on 25 August 2019.
Dr Priya was among the 25 finalists who were all eager to win the coveted crown, and Dr Priya did all her best to win the First Runner-Up place. Speaking to Team Mangalorean over the phone from her residence in Bengaluru, have landed just yesterday and still having the jet lag, she managed to narrate her experience at the International pageant. She said, “Time management has definitely been a challenge before stepping into this pageant, and my life has been very hectic. However, I managed to make some time in between busy work schedule for grooming sessions, and I did make it to the final international pageant only because of the support from my husband, family and friends. I guess my efforts, Determination and Dedication did materialize in winning this crown”.
She further said, “It has always been my passion since childhood to walk on the ramp. During my college days, I was busy with my studies, later after marriage, my responsibility towards my family kept me on my toes. And now that my son, Anuj is grown up and is in 8th grade, and can look after himself, I decided to take up the gauntlet in entering into fashion and modelling. Like they say, “if there is a will, there’s a way”, seems like it has worked good on my part “.
Hailing from Sulia, Dr Priya is the daughter of K Sundar Naik, a retired IFS officer, and who was also the Registrar at Mangalore University in 2003; and Ms Jyothi, a Home Maker. After having completed her MBBS from JSS Medical College, Mysuru, she then did her Post Graduation in MD at Father Muller Medical College from 2003-2006, during which she remembers Dr Sanjeev Rai as the dean of the College, was a great mentor to her. Priya presently is the professor in the Department of Dermatology at Rajarajeshwari Medical College, Bengaluru, and is the Managing Director of her own clinic “Derma Heal” , which is an advanced centre for skin and hair care, located in Basaveshwaranagar, Bengaluru. She is married to Dr Sharath, originally from Puttur, now an orthopaedic surgeon at Bangalore Medical College, Bengaluru, and having a cute son, Anuj studying in 8th grade.
Dr Priya had earlier won the second runner up in the prestigious “Mrs.India Galaxy 2018” beauty pageant, and in the same pageant she was judged as “Mrs Social Icon ” for her Social Service, held in New Delhi on 21st August 2018, where she was among the Top 3 of the 40 odd contestants from across the country. From there, she went on to win “Mrs India United Nation International Beauty Pageant”, held in New Delhi, which qualified her to enter into the “Mrs United Nation International Beauty Pageant, held in Toronto, Canada recently. In this Toronto Beauty pageant, she also did one round of national costume which she had got it designed at Designer Mantra in Mangaluru, where she got loud applaud from the audience.
In conclusion, in my perspective- A beauty pageant or beauty contest is a competition that mainly focuses on the physical beauty of its contestants, although such contests also incorporate personality, intelligence, talent, and answers to judges’ questions as judged criteria. Beauty pageants remain one of the oldest and well-known symbols of sexism in society today. However, the fact remains that beauty pageants still celebrate and reward a narrow view of feminine beauty. Many women who participate in beauty pageants contribute more to society than many would have expected in the past. By their very nature, beauty pageants support the idea that, for women, any noteworthy success or accomplishment should ideally be presented in a pretty package – conventional feminine attractiveness being the package in question.
The pageantry had given a chance for married women like Dr Priya to unleash their talents and expose their beauty. But what one realizes beyond that is their warm and straight forward attitude towards life – beautiful, inspiring and infectious. The Indian Woman in her lifetime assumes numerous significant parts that make her crucial. She in the line of Entrepreneurship consider Business Enterprises, Operate them, Undertake Risks and handle Economic Uncertainties required in maintaining a Business Enterprise. One of the Challenger in this UN International Beauty Pageant was this Successful Woman who endeavours to act naturally certain, agile, exquisite, magnetic and respectable in the representation of India at home and around the globe. This pageant surely was for Indian Women who embody Beauty, Talent, Intelligence and Compassion- and for that matter, Dr Priya Sharath has proved it!
Team Mangalorean extends heartfelt congratulations to Dr Priya Sharath for her BIG achievement, and wish her all success in the future National and International Beauty Pageants!