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Jamshedpur mom wins second runners up title at Mrs India contest

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To represent country at the Mrs India United Nations in Canada

Jamshedpur, Sept. 11 : Paulo Coelho wrote in The Alchemist, �And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.� Jamshedpur-born Jagisha Upadhyay made it clear enough that it�s never too late to live your dream and achieving it by winning second runners up title in Mrs India Beauty Queen 2018( MIBQ) held at Chandigarh.

A former student of Sacred Heart Convent, Jamshedpur Jagisha also won Mrs Intelligent title at the contest. The second runners up will now representthe country at the Mrs India United Nations held in Canada.

This starry-eyed girl, who feels that her smile is her real asset and went to Mumbai ApeejayschoolKharghar, Navi Mumbai to complete her further education.
�Walking the ramp and vying for the coveted title at a beauty pageant was a dream.I was really very excited. However, not even in my wildest had I thought that I will make into the top three of coveted contest,� said Jagisha .

Amidst stiff competition, her never give up attitude inspired her at the show. �I owe my success to the values and education I received from my hometown. My parents are my role model. I think our city gives such values that help us to excel in every field. Though I am based in Gurgaon now but I still look forward to visit my birthplace,� noted Jagisha, who is married to software engineer.

She informed that during the entire contest her designers Amaira fashion studio by Mrinal and Viyona by Sonam played key role in her success. She gained confidence and was able to leave a mark at the contest.

In fact she is a lesson for women who have forgotten their dreams and confined to their many roles as career woman, mother, wife, daughter etc. �It is not about participating in a beauty pageant, it is about making time for oneself, chasing dreams and making them come true,� she says with a twinkle in her eye.

An entrepreneur and a mother of a six year old boy, for Jagishalife hasn’t exactly been a fairytale. “I come from a very humble background. My entire Upadhyayfamily is well qualified and make mark in various fields. They taught me the lessons of life that we need to be grounded and yet aim for the peak�.

Striking a balance between professional and personal life is difficult, especially when both require a hundred per cent attention. “Yes it is difficult. But my family has been very supportive. It took some deep soul-searching for me to understand the importance of both and the balance I needed to create.”

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