POPULAR QUEEN OF UNIVERSE 2019 – POONAM BAJPAI
Exclusive Interview by Akhlesh Singh Journalist
Q1:How does it feel to receive the POPULAR QUEEN OF UNIVERSE 2019 title? Has the feeling sunk in yet?
Ans:- To win the title of popular Queen of Universe 2019 makes me feel really proud and its like a dream come true to me, I don’t think there could be anything better than that. Also its very hard to believe in it, because at times I got back to the time where I was just in college and use to attend regular lectures and now I am here, it’s a complete new experience altogether. I really look forward to what happens next, and yeah the feeling hasn’t sunk yet, but soon will.
Q2 How did your friends and family react to your victory?
Ans:- Coming from a small town,it was really an honour to be crowned “Popular Queen Of Universe 2019” and “Mrs India Pride Of Nation 2017” . My mother who has always stood by my side like a pillar and been there through all the thick and the thin of my life also a handful of my friends were really very happy rather than i was, they were even very much proud of me. The kind of love and support they had given me through this entire journey.
Q3:- Tell us about your journey from Allahabad to Mumbai in brief?
Ans3 :- It wasn’t easy coming from a small town and then adapting to the professional modern work culture but it definitely was a tough phase for me and it did bog me down at one point of time. I don’t regret what I’ve been through. I’ve had ups and downs, super highs and some really lows. I’ve been so blessed that I could never say. I wish this didn’t happen. It’s part of who I am. There’s nothing in my life that’s so faugh. I am fundamentally an optimist..
Q4:- Did you always want to be a beauty queen? If not then what plans did u have in mind?
Ans4:- I wouldn’t say I always wanted to become a beauty queen. It was definitely my dream to participate in all beauty contest and obviously win them all, In college rather i would say as a child I always understood one’s psychology and that’s where I always felt I belonged. And if not a beauty queen I would focus on becoming a Motivational trainer for today’s youth. Hence I even have achieved a PhD in Psychology.
Q5:- I have learnt that you have trained many models and students that have reached a high peak in their lives, tell me something about that?
Ans 5:- Yes, that’s true I have had many models and students who come to my institute that goes by the name Versatile Skills Development Pvt. Ltd. I always believe that sharing is caring and I love to share the skills and knowledge that I have acquired over the years through my experiences in this industry. And also as I have mentioned in one of the answers that if I had a plan B that I would become a Motivational trainer and that’s how I am fulfilling my dream by training youngsters and helping them to achieve success.
Q6 :- Any message to all the aspiring ladies who dream of winning such contest?
Ans6:- Just believe in yourself, have faith in your capabilities also know your own limits, and work hard for it. Be a happy perosn inside, because I think that is most important. We should enjoy what we do and that’s what I have been doing so far and maybe that’s why I am here today. If anyone wants to come and experience this or explore themselves, I think they should come without the fear of rejection and give it a best shot, irrespective of what the results are and without having any kind of negative feelings. As I remember my mother always quoted “believe in yourself give it your best and leave the rest on God” she also states “The harder you work for something the greater you will feel when you achieve it”
Q7:- Do you plan to take up more projects like these in the coming future??
Ans7:- I would definitely love to take up more projects like these, I really have to work hard because competition tends to get tuff at every single stage. I cannot leave my positivity, which makes me help to face all the challenges in life, I will for sure have to focus on my schedule. But yeah, I am really looking forward to it and I’m just going to give it my best shot.