Ms Payal Agrawal from Thane , won the Ms Top of the World 2021 title in the Plus Size at the globally renowned beauty pageant from Riga Latvia Europe which was held on 18th to 20th November 2021.
Ms Payal is a mother of two girls and is an Ex banker , has a roots from Haridwar .She is a Trained Bharatanatyam dancer and also enjoys painting and singing as her hobbies , On a candid chat over the telephonic interview we got an opportunity to congratulate her speak with her and ask her few questions
Q:-Firstly Congratulations ,So Please tell us something about yourself ?
Thank you for your wishes.
Well I am basically from Haridwar Uttarakhand after marriage in my early 20, started my career as a banker in Mumbai , while most people think life ends after being mother, it was the other way around for me as
I resigned from my job to take care of my two buddle of joy,I kept on upgraded my hobby skills into profesionale skills.
this opportunity has come to me as a boon because of the extended support of my family and kids . I am a graduate and also a trained Bharatanatyam dancer.
Q:-How did Mrs India happen ?
Ans:-The credit goes to Mother. She has always pushed me to reach my maximum potential,my 11 year daughter insisted me that, I should participate in a Pageant like this and were sure, if I do, I will definitely win, so the entire credit goes to them for always encouraging, supporting and helping me achieve all my dreams. As a child I’ve always fancied beauty pageants but never really thought that I would be a part of it some day and now after winning this title and representing India I feel great.
Q:-How do you feel after winning ?
Ans :-I’m overwhelmed and so glad I participated. There was a very tough competition as the contestants were from various fields, from across the globe, so talented, so beautiful and so well prepared. Each one of them was an achiever in their own right and had made it to the finalist. So reaching here, when you have such tough competition, is a very special feeling altogether. And this was all thanks to my family & friends who also supported and helped me a lot. My National director,Ms. vashnavi agnihotri from TSA Panache India
have been of Supreme help to me, without them I don’t think this would have been possible. Because doing anything like this is not easy, I’m so grateful I had all of them in my life.
Q:-Did you come across any hurdles through your journey ?
Ans :-Hurdles! No I don’t think so I look at it that way, I am a 21st century woman and I believe in finding solutions.Every challenge is the opportunity to bring best out of you, If Plan A doesn’t work you have to move to Plan B. I don’t give up, I can multi-task and if I set my heart on to something I really make sure I get it. My mantra for success is ,’stay focussed, determined and disciplined and you shall have whatever you want in life.’
Q:-How did you prepare for it ?
Ans :-A lot of hard work, dedication and commitment is needed. I had to keep myself updated, practice ,balance preparations with family, had sleepless nights and had to give on all the comforts to prepare myself. It’s not at all easy. Having said that, I would also like to add that anything is possible if you have the right people with you, like your family who helped me spot my potential and made me believe that I could do it and come out in flying colours.
Q:-Whats your take on women empowerment ?
Ans :-I am a woman and I don’t think there is anything in this world that I can’t do. I think we already possess dynamic abilities in ourselves and we don’t need any kind of empowerment. I read it somewhere,”if you want to see how powerful a woman is, just try to take her child away and see how she reacts.”
The least one can do is not create unnecessary hurdles and see what she can achieve.
And to my fellow sisters, to all the home makers, everyone who’s trying, I want to tell you , you matter, you’re important and you are doing great. If there is anything you want to achieve in life, you can, and you should ,do not neglect your dreams and desires. If you want it, go get it. Just the way I did.
Q Can you enlighten us with your future career plans?
Ans : Well I am a trained Bharatanatyam trainer and also a certified Yoga coach ,Apart from Bharatanatyam & Freelance Fine Artist,who sells her Artwork through online(Amazon India) & offline platforms would like to share my knowledge with next generation , which will help to take themselves to the next level by being mentally strong and by battling their fears.
Women From Thane Payal Agrawal wins Ms India Plus Size Title 2021