The stunning Anjali Sinha, 17, from London, representing United Kingdom has the won the coveted title of Miss Teen Continents 2016 at a glittering event held at the South Point Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas which was held recently…reports Asian Lite News . Anjali had previously also won the Miss Teen Earth UK & NI 2015.
This was her first ever participation at an international pageant and she has really made her country and family proud. Anjali also won the Best National Costume Award, a first for United Kingdom at an international pageant for any category, making it a truly historic moment for British Pageantry.
Anjali, originally from Mumbai, India, owes her success to God and her parents Vikas & Ashvini who have been her pillar of strength. She is thankful to Gasper Cruz, Director, Crown Couture & Miss Teen Continents for all his guidance and support and also to Nikki Golyer, Executive Producer, and the entire team of Miss Teen Continents. She is also thankful to her grandparents, other family members, mentors, friends and all her well-wishers for their huge support.
Anjali had trained extremely hard for the event and was privileged to have been mentored by Grace Levy, Miss Universe Great Britain 2014 and founder of London School of Pageantry, Notting Hill, London.
The winning National Costume was designed by renowned designer Melvyn Dominic Noronha who has won several awards for India at international pageants and now holds the unique record of winning the Best National Costume award for two countries. Melvyn has been Anjali’s friend and mentor over last one year and is highly instrumental in Anjali’s enormous success.
Anjali’s fitness trainer has been Samir Purohit, founder ‘The Pilates & Altitude Training Studio, Mumbai, India with whom she has been training for the last one year. Samir is an icon in the fitness industry and is a true inspiration for Anjali who feels honoured and privileged to be training with him.
Anjali also had the privilege of being trained in ‘Etiquettes and Mannerisms’ by Camilla Hansson, Miss Universe Sweden 2014.
Anjali is equally focused on her college studies where she is studying Science in the first year. She hopes to pursue a career in Bio Medical Research and at the same time continue to participate in pageants to create awareness on various causes like women empowerment, education for children and save earth campaigns.
It has been an outstanding year for Anjali since finishing her GCSEs in Aug 2015. Anjali started her pageant training under the able guidance of Shivalika Sharma who laid the foundation for her foray into the pageant industry and continues to be her mentor and friend and is truly instrumental in her growth as a beauty queen.
She participated in her first ever pageant Miss Teen Earth held in Birmingham in August last year and won the title of Miss Teen Earth UK & NI 2015. Her eco mission was ‘Save Water, Save Earth, Save Life’ and she continues to work for this cause.
During her reign as Miss Teen Earth UK & NI, Anjali worked with various charities involving children and also travelled to India to work with Angel Xpress Foundation, a charity based in Mumbai, India which is dedicated to the cause of education for the under privileged children. She also had the privilege of being on the judging panel for few other pageants in UK. She recently crowned her successor, Miss Teen Earth 2016, held in Birmingham.
Anjali had recently participated in an event called ‘Accountants, Beauty Queens and Bollywood’, hosted by the Miss Universe Great Britain pageant in Northamptonshire. This was in support of a charitable cafe called ‘Sheroes Hangout’ based in Agra, India and run by women acid attack survivors and campaigns against such atrocities towards women. This is a noble cause and Anjali hopes to be shortly associated with them on her next visit to India.
Anjali has been featured prominently on the Facebook page of ‘India’s next International Beauty Queen‘