At a momentous event held on 23rd April, 2017 at Radisson Blu City Centre Chennai announced the winners of “Mrs.India South 2017” and the semi-finalists of ‘Mrs. India Beauty Pageant’. Founded by Ms. Deepali Phadnis, Founder of ‘Mrs. India’ and former ‘Mrs. Asia international’, ‘Mrs. India’ is the only beauty pageant for married women in the country allowing them to come together in a celebration of not only their beauty but their personality, talent, glamour and culture too. Out of the 20 contestants that competed in the beauty pageant, Nischitha Shenoy of Mangaluru was announced the winner of Mrs. India South 2017.
Nischitha Shenoy also won the subtitle of “Mrs India Bollywood Queen – South Edition 2017”. This pageant surely was for Indian Women who embody Beauty, Talent, Intelligence and Compassion- and for that matter, Nischitha has proved it!
The Pageant has provided a fascinating glimpse into how Indian standards of femininity have been defined, projected, maintained, and challenged. The pageantry had given a chance for married women like Nischitha to unleash their talents and expose their beauty.
Born on 22 November 1983 to V Ananth Shenoy and Reshma A Shenoy, Nischitha did her schooling at Besant English School-Mangaluru, and at Rosary School-Panjim, Goa. After completing her college at Canara Pre-University College-Mangaluru, she pursued her B.E at Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, with distinction in Information Sciences and engineering. Regarding her achievements- she started dancing and performing at the age of three, and when she was only four years old she won her first prize – the first place in a solo act of playing ‘Shakunthala’. Excelled in academics and stood first in class several times, and also bagged All-rounder award in school for three consecutive years based on several awards (first place) in extra curricular activities like singing(western/classical), dancing (western, films), painting, handwriting, essay writing, elocution, drama/plays and sports. Represented my school and college in the volleyball tournaments.
As a Zumba instructor, she has helped raise funds for causes such as Women Empowerment. She is a volunteer with “Save Whitefield” a public initiative to tackle civic and environmental woes of Whitefield, Bengaluru.
She said that I have seen many cities and countries in the world, but Mangaluru has been and will always be my first love and home. The people there are so warm and welcoming and I hope we as Mangaloreans always keep it that way, a happy place for anyone to be.
To all girls and women out there reading this, I wanna say that as women through our growing years we are told a lot of different things by people around us, both good and bad. We need to shun bad things, overcome difficulties, defy expectations of people who have little or no faith in our abilities, prove them wrong and stand tall and proud like Queens.