Full name: Roshni Hassan
I am a businesswoman by profession. I am into constructions. I am married for 8 yrs. I have a 5 year old son. I live in a joint family. I am also a writer and a social worker. I love to play badminton, reading magazines and stories are my favorite past time. I am simple and down to earth. I believe no matter how far you go in life, you must always be humble. A humble nature is always appreciated by everyone.
World Class Beauty Queens: Why did you choose to compete in this pageant?
Frankly speaking, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity of representing my country, India at an International podium. And United Nations Pageant is more than just a beauty pageant. It is more about reaching out to the less fortunate one’s. That is why I participated in this pageant.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your pageant history.
United Nations Pageant is more than just a beauty pageant. It is more about reaching out to the less fortunate one’s. It is not just about interviews and photoshoot, but we did a lot of charity work. We the participants cooked for more than 700 children at Balmagie Primary School, which was an amazing experience. We also donated for painting a government school. These charity works make this pageant a unique one unlike other beauty pageants.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are you being judged on during the competition?
I don’t know exactly what it was that touched our judges hearts. But I believe my communication skills, spontaneity plus my personal contribution of help towards the less fortunate societies have made me win this pageant.
World Class Beauty Queens: What inspired you to do your first pageant?
Well as I said I was never into modelling, but many of my friends were and my friends and family kept pushing me to participate in a national pageant and experience a lovely platform. And since I am into construction business I thought why not do it for a change. This made me participate in my first pageant which was a National one and which took place in Delhi.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your platform.
My platform was United Nations Pageants. This platform gives unmarried women the chance to come out of their boundaries and experience a wonderful world like this and now that I have won Mrs United Nations 2017. This platform teaches me not only to showcase my crown but to also lend my hand to every needy person.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your amazing welcome home:
I had two homecoming one being in the airport with all my family members and media’s and it was a complete surprise to me. Second one was arranged by my father which included all the family members and few friends. It was a private affair and we all had a blast.
World Class Beauty Queens: What appearances have you done with your title?
After coming back from Kingston, I made a lot of appearances. I judged a male contest and a national contest for Mrs. I was invited in several TV shows and award shows as a special guest. Walked as a showstopper for designers here. And a lot more is on its way.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are some of you achievements?
To me Education is a major aspect of development of any modern society. Education brings awareness in people and keeps them away from superstitious beliefs. It provides best possible settlement not only in India but also in many western countries. Education will direct the person to move in right path at all times in life. A highly educated person can always manage things independently.World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your evening gown?
My gown was completely red in color. It had a pretty long gown was studded with sworovski stones all over the body and it was designed by the lovely designer Pooja Peshoria from Delhi.World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about your amazing costume.
My national costume was called Mekhela Chador. It was designed by the very famous designer Waheeda Rahman. The costume was hand worked with with royal threadwork and it had Sworovski stones all over it.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is your onstage strategy to win the judges over?My strategy was simple. Be youself, be unique, be confident and be you.
World Class Beauty Queens: What makes you stand out from all those other beautiful girls?
I really don’t know what it was. I appeared as I am in real life. I am humble in nature and I always speak the truth.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did it feel to hear your name as the winner?Frankly speaking I was prepared that whether I win or not I am going to remain the same as I am in real life, silent and not too excited. The real happiness will come when I will be fortunate enough to change lives of many unfortunate one’s. But I have to agree that winning the title has given me the power to think and do things beyond my reach.
World Class Beauty Queens: What does the crown and sash symbolizes to you?
A crown to me is a feeling of a Queen. It reminds me of my hard work and sacrifices I have done. The crown gives me a prestigious place where people treat me like a Queen and respects me for who I am. And most importantly it will reminding me the responsibilities that I have towards my community. Nothing else other than helping my community can give me immense happiness.
For me, a beauty queen is not just about a beautiful face or a beautiful body, it is much more than that. It’s more about having a beautiful heart and someone who is humble in nature. A beauty queen should not utilize her crown for her personal benefits, but should utilize the crown in helping the less fortunate people.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the 1st night welcome party.
The welcome party was just awesome. We were given a dress code and the color was red. I was glad to meet participants from all over the world. We introduced ourselves to each other. We were given a brief about the pageant. We all had dinner together and web played fun games. It was a night to remember.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the trip to the water falls.
It was a thrilling experience for me to have climbed the world’s famous Dunn’s waterfalls. When I first visited the place I was in awe of the falls and also quite afraid of climbing it. But when I saw everyone climbing, I gathered courage for myself and finally I went ahead. It was the most memorable trip for me and I am going to cherish it for lifetime.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the cook off for the children.
Children means joy. I was more than happy to serve them. Participants were taken to Balmagie primary school where we cooked for more than 700 children. Were were allowed into school kitchen, where we prepared and cooked the food ourselves. All the children were very happy to eat cuisines from different parts of the world. They thanked us for feeding them and were extremely happy meeting us. This was one of the memorable experiences that I can never forget.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about the karaoke night.
The karaoke night was so much fun. We almost forgot that we were in a competition and that the participants are not participants but friends. Everybody sang their favorite songs. I sang a Hindi song and everybody liked it.
World Class Beauty Queens: What is your favorite memory form the 9 days you were there?
My favorite memory has to be the Cook off for the children and vising the Dunn’s waterfalls.
World Class Beauty Queens: Tell us about all the media press you received so far?
So far my news has been covered by all the National and local print and electronic media. Apart from that I have also kept a press conference regarding my win.
World Class Beauty Queens: Why do you think title of Ms United Nations is so respected in your country?
Mrs title speaks for itself. Married women have a lot of objections and rules to follow, specially here in India. No natter how independent they are, most of the married ladies still have to get permissions of their family to participate in such pageants. They have so many responsibilities. From looking after their family to managing household work to managing their own profession. But still gather courage to experience a very unknown platform of pageant competition. This is why I believe it is a respectable title and carry a lot of weight as well.
Competing in pageants is definitely not an easy task. There were obstacles, but the obstacle were the challenges to make myself better and up the mark. I’ve been always thinking, how can I make myself perfect for this competition and the challenges? I took my time to produce a better version of me.
World Class Beauty Queens: How did competing in pageants helped your life?
The word Inspiration is a weighted word. I feel extremely glad and honored that I inspired a lot of girls/women to come out of their boundaries and experience a wonderful platform like this.
World Class Beauty Queens: What are your plans for 2017/18 as a Queen?
My plan is to promote my title all over the world. I am definitely thinking of doing a lot of events but my main motive would be to help all the needy people.I want to utilize my crown in helping them lead a better life. Rest, God has been good to me as I am already doing a lot of prestigious work.
World Class Beauty Queens: What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?