Priya Saggi, finalist of Queen of the World India 2023, is all set to compete for the final round of the contest starting from 13th October in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The contest is headed by Urmi Boruah who is now doing the 3rd edition of the contest. In an exclusive interview, Priya shared her thoughts, aspirations, and the meaningful journey that led her to this pivotal moment.
TGPC: Your journey from a vibrant Mumbai upbringing to the Queen of the World India competition is nothing short of remarkable. How has your background uniquely prepared you for this pageant experience?
Priya Saggi: Growing up in Mumbai, a city pulsating with life and diversity, instilled in me a sense of confidence and adaptability. My early exposure to various cultures across India, thanks to my father’s role as an IAS officer, has given me a deep appreciation for our country’s rich tapestry. These experiences have equipped me with the ability to connect with people from all walks of life, a crucial aspect of any pageant journey.
TGPC: You’ve made significant contributions to the world of literature and entertainment. How do you plan to leverage your accomplishments in writing for this pageant, and how do you envision it adding a unique dimension to your candidacy?
Priya Saggi: Writing has been the cornerstone of my identity, and it’s a facet I plan to bring into the pageant world. It’s not just about the words on paper, but the power they hold to influence change and inspire others. Through my literary achievements, I hope to showcase the potential of words in building bridges and breaking down barriers, a quality I believe is essential in a pageant ambassador.
TGPC: Your “Heal through Words” project is a testament to your commitment to emotional well-being through storytelling. How do you see this initiative aligning with the values of the Queen of the World platform, and how will it be a part of your pageant advocacy?
Priya Saggi: The “Heal through Words” project embodies the very essence of the Queen of the World platform, which celebrates inclusivity and empowerment. It’s about giving a voice to the voiceless and providing a safe space for self-expression. Through this project, I aim to inspire not just with words, but with actions, showing that real change happens when we encourage others to find strength in their stories.
TGPC: As a modern, married Indian woman, you represent a demographic that resonates with many. How do you intend to use your platform to address issues that are pertinent to women in similar situations?
Priya Saggi: Being a modern, married Indian woman comes with its own set of unique challenges and triumphs. Through my platform, I want to spotlight the strength and resilience that women in similar situations possess. I aim to address issues such as work-life balance, societal expectations, and personal growth, providing a voice and a support system for those who often find themselves navigating these same waters.
TGPC: The Queen of the World platform places emphasis on diversity and empowerment. In what ways do you plan to showcase your individuality and advocate for inclusivity during the competition?
Priya Saggi: Embracing diversity is not just a slogan; it’s a way of life for me. I plan to showcase my unique experiences and perspectives, which have been shaped by my journey as a writer, a mother, and a woman. By sharing my story, I hope to inspire others to embrace their own individuality and recognize the power in their own narratives.
TGPC: Overcoming challenges has been a defining aspect of your life. How do you envision using your personal journey to inspire others who may be facing their own obstacles?
Priya Saggi: I want to be a living testament to the fact that challenges don’t define us; they refine us. By sharing my journey, I hope to serve as a source of strength and motivation for those who may be facing their own hurdles. I want them to know that they are not alone and that with determination and resilience, they can overcome anything.
TGPC: Should you be crowned Queen of the World India, what legacy do you hope to leave behind, both within the pageant community and in the larger society?
Priya Saggi: Winning this title would be a platform to amplify voices and advocate for causes that are close to my heart, especially emotional well-being through writing. I want to leave a legacy of empowerment, showing that every woman has the potential to be a queen in her own right, with the power to make a positive impact in the world.
TGPC: How do you plan to balance the demands of the pageant with your roles as a writer, mother, and advocate for emotional well-being?
Priya Saggi: Balancing these roles requires careful planning and a strong support system. It’s about prioritizing and recognizing that each role complements the other. Writing is my solace, motherhood my greatest joy, and advocacy my passion. Together, they fuel my drive to make a difference, both in the pageant and beyond.
TGPC: What message would you like to convey to the young women who look up to you and aspire to participate in pageants or pursue their own dreams?
Priya Saggi: Believe in the power of your dreams and your ability to achieve them. Never underestimate the impact your voice can have, and never be afraid to share your story. Embrace your individuality, for it is your greatest strength. Remember, you are the author of your own narrative.
TGPC: Lastly, could you share with us a glimpse of the woman Priya Saggi envisions becoming, regardless of the pageant outcome?
Priya Saggi: Regardless of the outcome, I see myself as a woman who continues to champion the power of words and storytelling. I envision a future where I am a catalyst for change, a source of inspiration for others to embrace their own journeys and realize the transformative potential within them. Winning the crown would be an honor, but the true victory lies in the impact we leave on the world.
We wish Priya all the best for her journey at Queen of the World India 2023 and further!