For Wing Commander Shruti Chauhan, it was a complete cultural shift, from lacing up her boots to strolling on the ramp in six-inch heels. After 16 years of distinguished service as a transport pilot within the Indian Air Pressure, Wing Commander Chauhan was within the highlight on the Mrs India Inc World Magnificence Pageant 2021, held within the final week of January, the place she was the second runner-up. Now, she will likely be representing India on the Mrs Galaxy competitors, scheduled to be held in Chicago in August.
“Certainly one of my juniors had steered that I participate within the pageant however on the time I didn’t take it significantly. They registered me for the pageant due to the arrogance that they had, and it was within the auditions that I instructed myself that it’s one thing I ought to buckle up for. However once I jumped into it, I went all in for it,” she stated.
The 38-year-old stated she was an distinctive case as not solely did she participate in a pageant, however did so whereas serving within the defence forces.
“It was a wrestle for me because the organisation was supportive however on the identical time I didn’t need it to have an effect on my work of a transport pilot within the Indian Air Pressure. I had the need to take part within the competitors and to win it. It was as much as me to handle the family, my daughter and my work,”
Whereas the Mrs India Inc World Magnificence Pageant 2021 was initially scheduled for June final 12 months, it was postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Wing Commander Chauhan stated that they had been skilled on-line for slightly over two months and the ramp stroll apply occurred every week earlier than the competitors.
Speaking about her preparations for Mrs Galaxy and representing India, she stated, “We’re engaged on our bodily health and we additionally need to preserve pushing the social trigger that we work for. Other than that, we additionally need to search for sponsors as not like the Miss India counterparts, the pageant for married ladies is slightly troublesome. Mrs India, luckily, was performed in time in addition to safely. However different nations are but to come back out of the worst of the pandemic, and their competitions haven’t been held,” she stated.
Wing Commander Chauhan was additionally lately conferred with the Maharashtra Ladies Achiever’s Award and the Iconic Ladies Award by SDP Worldwide.
“My maiden residence has been in Pune, the place I’m presently posted… after being topped the second runner-up, I’ve been receiving a number of accolades,” she stated.
She stated that aside from her responsibility, two social causes she works in the direction of are serving to youngsters of intercourse employees and households of martyrs.
“The pageant preparations usually are round how conscious you’re about what is going on world wide and the way you wish to pitch your self on this planet map.. I attempt to assist the kids of intercourse employees to get a correct respectable life in society. Being hooked up to the defence forces, I additionally assist households, particularly youngsters who’ve misplaced the one incomes member of their household, both in battle or because of tensions on the borders,” she stated.