The Mrs India Karnataka 2018 grand finale was held at Feathers Radha hotel, Chennai from July 26-31. More than 72 contestants from across India participated in the finals under various age categories. The finale was a fun-filled 5-day grand event. It included various competitions and events like 7-themed photo shoots, special workshops on self-make up in three different styles, Odissi dance, Silambam (a 3,000-year old martial art using sticks), a bit of acting, how to face a camera and personal interview round. The final day was an extravaganza where contestants represented 72 different cultures and traditions of India and showcased their costumes. 30 women were selected for the question and answer round.
Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Mrs India 2018-Smt Ujala Sabharwal said, "I dedicate this title to the women of Karnataka. Today, we have once again proved to the whole country as to how Karnataka has lot of talented people. I thank Mrs Pratibha Saunshimath for being my backbone all the way." Describing the challenges in preparing for the beauty pageant, Ujala says, "As I am from IT background, I had been wearing business suits all the time. However, during the pageant, carrying gowns and walking on the ramp with high heels was a Herculean task. However, today, I can proudly say that I am equally comfortable walking in the high heels and gown as well as wearing my business attire."
Classic Mrs India 2018 Smt Kajol Bhatia said, "Winning of both the titles would definitely encourage more and more married women to come forward and take up this challenge. With Mrs Pratibha Saunshimath at the helm of affairs, I am sure many more women will be encouraged for future competitions." Kajol had to overcome a lot of challenges and the first was to shed 6 kgs of her weight in a flat one month. She worked out on a diet which was best suited for her and easily succeeded and then worked on the skin and hair care. "It was quite a task in grooming myself for the photo shoots and the ramp walk and preparing for the question round in the finals", she added.
Speaking on the occasion, Mrs Karnataka director-Pratibha Saunshimath (former Mrs India-Asia International) said, "I am very happy to see Karnataka women shine and succeed better than other across the country. Today, we have once again proved that there is a huge potential in Karnataka. Till now, many married women didn't have any platform. Luckily, we have Mrs India forum which is helping the women to conquer the world. It is indeed a proud moment for Karnataka queens to have proved their talent once again."
Mrs India beauty pageant is conducted by Mrs India Pageant Productions Pvt Limited headed by Mrs Deepali Phadnis.
PROFILE OF UJALA SABHARWAL
Ujala Sabharwal is a techie with a four-year old son and a loving husband. “I have twin mottos in life; aim high yet stay grounded. I love and look forward to spending whatever time I can get with my son every day. Listening to music is a therapeutic and enjoyable hobby. I never even imagined that I would be a part of such an event let alone win a crown. I give all the credit to my family, friends and colleagues who have provided me nothing but encouragement and empowerment in all the endeavors,” Ujala says.
PROFILE OF KAJOL BHATIA
Kajol is married for 23 years to Sunil Bhatia and has two children. She holds a degree in fashion designing and Event Management and design her own outfits. She's now a trained grooming consultant, Right from her childhood days, she has participated n won many talent shows; Pink Carnation Queen, Mrs Bangalore Club 1st runner up, Bowring Club Queen 1st runner up, Glamorama Queen of Area 6 LC India and Mrs. Personality at the National Competition by Ladies Circle India She's been an active and integral part of the social service organisation Ladies Circle India for the last 17 years. On the personal front she helps 2 orphanages - Sneha Jyoti nivas and Sevalaya Ashraya Ashram. She helps a school for the needy called True Happiness; and also supports a lady Ms. Susan who has been a victim of acid burns. Kajol is now looking at launching her designer label soon.