‘Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder’, the famous quote by Plato seems to be reinforcing its significance almost every day in the fashion world. Though many are trying hard to break conventions and myths about standard concept of beauty, the actualisation is rare and if it happens it requires a great shout out.
Recently, keeping in mind that everyone is beautiful, a beauty pageant was organised in Mumbai for visually impaired girls. Forty-four ladies participated in the event that was a spin-off of the popular Miss India contest.
Dressed in beautiful lehengas, gowns and ethic attires, the girls walked down the ramp showcasing grace and style. The confidence and smile not only thrilled the audience but also boosted their morale.
The event organised by the National Association for the Blind (NAB) and a non-governmental organisation Blind Dreams was a unique way to celebrate unconventional beauty standards.
Participants were elated and overwhelmed by the opportunity that believed that their ventures can be a stepping stone for others like them.
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The show titled “Princess India” was hosted in the Mumbai on November 8. According to NAB guidelines, after a series of elimination rounds and semi-finals, the grand finale of the event will be hosted in January 2017.
Ladies between the ages of 18-30 years were eligible for the contest, irrespective of their marital status. The final event “will be held where 12 girls will be put through round of Q&A, Talent Show, Ramp Walk and will asked to speak about their life’s ambition in the presence of celebrities and eminent citizen Judges,” the contest website says.
Now, this is one beauty show we can all support wholeheartedly!