Yukta Upadhyay wins Second Runner-up Crown at Miss TGPC Season 4

Yukta Upadhyay wins Second Runner-up Crown at Miss TGPC Season 4
Yukta Upadhyay with Summer Jacobs-World Supermodel India Teen 2017 and Shilpi Verma-Make up partner.

20 Years old beauty Yukta Upadhyay from Indore was crowned as the second runner-up at Miss TGPC Season 4 yesterday in the finale held at Pub.Le.City, Amanora Mall-Pune. She was crowned by Summer Jacobs, World Supermodel India Teen 2017. She battled out 16 other contestants in this contest to claim the second runner-up crown of Miss TGPC on her name. The event was judged by Summer Jacobs- World Supermodel India Teen 2017, Pallavi Kaushi- Mrs. Universe India Divotee 2017 and Jinendra Aherkar- TGPC Expert. Yukta is currently pursuing her education in MBA (Tech) from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. Her ultimate dream is to win the crown of Miss World for India. She loves public speaking, dancing, sketching, coding, experimenting bee fashion trends in her free time.

Adline Castelino wins Miss TGPC Season 4
Yukta Upadhyay, Adline Castelino, Pradnya Motghare

At the same event, Adline Castelino from Mumbai was crowned as the winner of the season and Pradnya Motghare from Nagpur was crowned as the first runner-up. Interestingly, Yukta was initially eliminated from the contest after she made it to Top 10. She fought back for one last spot in Top 7 for finals and was hand picked by judge Ms. Ritika Ramtri, Pageant Coach at The Tiara, and later on won one of the Top 3 crowns in the finale.  On being asked how does she feel on being crowned as one of the Top 3 winners of the 4th edition, she says,”It feels like a dream. The entire journey at TGPC has taught me so many things. From being eliminated after top 10, to getting a “wild card” entry and then making to top 3. It was a thrilling experience throughout the journey. I can feel the better version of myself than the day I joined this pageant. This is all because of the feedback we, the participants received after every task and episodes which helped us to find out the areas we need to polish and work upon. Now with this crown on my head I can sense the responsibility on my shoulders. As a TGPC ki beti, I will now work harder, to make TGPC, as well as my country proud. Special thanks to TGPC and it’s members, for giving us this opportunity.”

Yukta’s mother has always been supportive of her dream of winning beauty pageant, she says, “I have always said to my mother that I want to get that blue crown(Miss World). Seeing the crown of Miss TGPC 2nd runner up on my head, my mother was overwhelmed. Though she reminded me of the long journey I have to travel and that I should not lose my path. My father and elder sister too were very happy after seeing me inching a step closer to my dreams..” We wish a very successful reign to Yukta and hope she makes us proud soon at a national and international pageant.
Picture Credits: Charudatta Kale