R Akshata is a passionate fashion model and a professional Pediatrician. She started her journey through modeling in 2002. She participated in the Mrs India World pageant in 2019, where she emerged as the first runner-up.
New Delhi: Dr. Akshata, the Miss International World winner, will walk the New York Fashion Week and appear on the famous Times Square billboard. Additionally, she will also felicitate the Dubai Global Summit. As a mother of one, her journey through competition and especially winning this title has not been easy. It requires commitment and constant sacrifice to reach the top of India and the world. Dr. Akshata is a passionate fashion model and a professional Pediatric Dentist. She started her journey through modeling in 2002. However, his journey was cut short after five years, where he had to leave to pursue his master’s in higher education. She participated in the Mrs India World pageant in 2019, where she emerged as the first runner-up.
Dr Akshata along with her husband Dr Swaroop Puranik started a pageant project, The International Glamor Project. They studied that many beauty pageants in India focused more on the external or physical appearance of the participants as their selection criteria. Together, they created a platform through pageantry that focused more on internal glamor and individuality rather than external features to break this stereotype. The platform gives an opportunity to women in the age group of Teen, Miss and Mrs to be the best version of themselves and get the honor of representing India on the international stage.
Miss International World is an international pageant based in Florida, USA, which acknowledges and evaluates married and unmarried, separated, divorced and widowed women on a single platform. This year the beauty pageant was held at Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line in which dignitaries from countries like Italy, USA, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Macedonia, Venezuela, Chile, Poland, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Germany and Sweden participated. The event was organized following the COVID-19 guidelines, thus allowing attendance of only 750 people instead of 2500 people, which was almost a third of the normal live audience. Participants from some countries such as Greece, Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago were not able to make it due to the spurt in COVID-19 cases.
Miss International World is an international pageant based in Miami, Florida, USA. It accepts and evaluates women of all ages, regardless of their marital status. Hence, this platform gives equal opportunities to all women, and believes that their crown is the key to success.
Dr Akshata Prabhu praised India for emerging as a winner at Miss International World 2021, a gala event held in USA. India won the Miss International World title for the first time and Dr Akshata Prabhu became the first Indian woman to achieve such a milestone. She represents a perfect example of a woman without limits. She has excelled in all the pre-crown rounds and evaluation tests like personal interview round, introduction round, swimsuit round and evening gown finale round and won international crowns and titles making the country proud.
On winning the crown, Dr. Akshata said, “I won the title of Miss International World with a dream for myself, my country and all individuals. I am able to reach millions of people globally through the opportunities offered by the Miss International World platform. I look forward to inspiring and influencing the lives of women.” Dr. Akshata was crowned by Ms. Gelsinya Barieva of Russia, former Miss International World. Gelsinya said; “Miss International World values role models, and Dr Akshata from India is a true role model for many women who want to achieve their dreams and do something different.”
First published:October 21, 2021, 5:26 pm