19 years old beauty Ritika Raghav from Kochi was crowned as the first runner-up of TGPC’s Miss India Season-6. The finale of the pageant was held at Pub.Le.City, Pune on 16th March 2019. She succeeds Garima Yadav as the first runner-up of TGPC’s Miss India and was crowned by Farha Anwar and Danish Ahmed. She battled out 22 other contestants in this contest to claim the title. Ritika is a Zoology student and also works as a freelance model. Ritika loves dancing, painting and travelling in her free time. The finale was hosted by Farha Anwar and judged by Ankit Modi, Co-founder of TGPC, Anjana Macarenhas, International Pageant Coach and Summer Jacobs- India’s Next Top Model Season-3 finalist.
At the same event, Rachel Nayyar from Indore was crowned as the winner and Ritija Singh from Indore was crowned as the second runner-up in the contest. Ritika had also topped Leaderboard in the contest which got her a direct entry into the Top 10 of the finals.
On being asked how does she feel on being crowned as the winner of the 6th edition, she replied, ”It was for the first time, I participated in a beauty pageant at national level and I feel it was the best decision! More than a beauty pageant it was like a training for me! I had got very emotional at first when I was told I made it to the Top 3 as it was very unexpected and couldn’t stop smiling when my name was announced as the First runner up. Reaching here in such a short period of time itself is a big achievement not only for me but for my parents too who have been my pillars throughout. Thanks to all the TGPC mentors for the constant guidance and the feedback! The journey has just begun , and yes , keeping the feedbacks in mind, I will continue working on every aspect and won’t stop, because I believe in moving a step ahead by taking the learning of the previous journey. TGPC opened opportunities for me and I got to learn so much from them. It truly changed me and my life for the good! With dedication in heart as well as mind, and the will to do more, I will surely make TGPC proud!”
We wish Ritika all the best for her journey in future national pageants and hope to see her making us proud as our past winners have done.
Picture Credits: Priyanka Dhruv
Make-Up: Urvashi Sanghavi