Pune’s girl Shivani Naik Shah recently added another feather in her cap by winning the prestigious crown of Mrs. India Queen of Substance 2018, a pageant recently held in Delhi for honouring Indian women achievers.
The jury panel consisted of eminent personalities from various fields such as Bollywood diva Mahima Choudhary, Evergreen Miss India Poonam Dhilon, Directors Ritika Vinay amd Vinay Yadawa, Liet. Rita Gangwani (Pageant coach of Miss World), Dr. Shishir Palasapure, Dr. Dipti Dhillon, Dr. Aditi Bhatnagar, Dr. Varun Katyal, Dr. Sharad Kohli and Pammy Kaul.
The show was judged by various experts from the glamour and fashion industries and also witnessed the participation of 48 lovely ladies from countries like Canada, UK, Britain and India. The contestants were judged on the basis of the several rounds such as fitness, talent, cultural rounds etc., which were conducted over the span of three days.
Shivani Naik Shah was crowned Mrs. India Queen of Substance 2018 by Mahima Choudhary, Poonam Dhillon and Mrs. Bhavana Bahl Malhotra (the outgoing Mrs. India Queen of Substance 2017-2018) . She also won the crown for Mrs. Famous, a coveted subtitle in the pageant for being congenial, approachable and an inspiration.
Talking about her journey, Shivani says “It was a great achievement on winning this pageant and it wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my family, mentors and well wishers.”
In the past she has also participated in several leading pageants- top finalist of the Miss Universe India 2012, now known as Miss Diva, she was the top finalist for Mrs India Earth 2017, which honours women with contribution to the environment and nature. She was awarded the prestigious Shri Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship for the period 2005–2009 for ‘Excellent Academic & Extracurricular Performance in School and College’.
She is also an advisor to the Government of India and Government of Maharashtra for improving the rank of our country in the ‘Ease of Doing Business 2018 ranking and Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.
She is an active Trustee for The Wishing Factory, an NGO supporting medical care for Cancer and Thalassemia patients and volunteers with the Robin Hood Army for feeding and teaching slum children.
With all this success and achievements, Shivani has no plans of stopping and wishes to use this opportunity to be a part of many more fashion and modeling projects in the future and give back to the society for causes related to education, medical facilities and self development to underprivileged children and youth.
Way to go, Shivani!