BENGALURU: Beauty is as beauty does and, going by that adage, the next edition of Mrs Globe 2017 will have a line-up of stunners. The contestant from India, Veena Jain, says that she has not seen a more fun and friendly crowd than her fellow contenders for the crown.
Veena, winner Mrs India Beauty Queen Classic, is all set to compete with beauties worldwide at Mrs Globe 2017. There will be 52 contestants from various countries.
But Veena says this seems little like a contest because she has already made friends with many of the other contenders. “We have a Whatsapp group and we post queries, and we complement each other often,” she says.
All the same she is excited to be at the Las Vegas event, which will extend across six days from June 19 to June 25.
There will be three rounds in the contest. One will be an introductory round through which a participant’s personality will be judged.
“In this you will be marked for the way you present yourself,” says Veena, “and this is marked high in the overall score.”
Then there is the ones for the gowns, Periwinkle Blue. “I ordered two from Turkey for this,” says Veena. “The third I got designed by Riya Kodali who is popular for paegent gowns.” Kodali, known for her fun use of colours, has designed Veena a mermaid gown with gun-metal sequins.
The ones from Turkey, mail-ordered, fit Veena perfectly. “They make it to standard sizes and if you have the right proportions, you have no trouble fitting into them,” she says.
It is not the gowns that have Veena excited but the opening round, which requires the contestants to wear their national costume.
“I will be wearing a saree, a green Kanjeevaram, and also a red-long kurta.” Despite other dress suggestions from her friends, Veena stuck with saree and there is no denying its easy elegance.
Veena had met the ace stylist Prasad Bidappa for a few quick tips and she says he was most helpful. “He told me confidence is what matters the most, and to be kind to the rest of the contestants,” she says.
What is the one thing Veena is looking forward to? “To winning,” she says, laughing.