Bharti Monga, 28 is a rising model and actress. She has been making waves across the modelling industry with her talent and recently bagged the title of Miss Universal Queen 2021 Dubai. She has very quickly become a mainstay on ramp walks, and has been on the judge panel for scores of beauty pageants, and audition juries.
Her talents and the meteoric rise of her modelling career has left many in awe - including us. We - and our readers - wanted to know more about the beauty queen, and fortunately Bharti agreed to sit down with us and answer some of our burning questions.
Q: Your rise and all the success you've achieved is not a stranger to anyone. You've made the field your own, and we wanted to know what inspired you to be here.
Bharti: I've always felt very moved by fashion, and movies. I believe that these are very liberating pursuits, because whatever your ideas and dreams are, you are making them a reality, you are presenting them to so many people at once. I think it's very freeing to not have to keep your art bottled up somewhere, be it the ramp, or the screen you get the opportunity to let your art live and grow. And I wanted to be a part of this colourful world. I started working towards accomplishing myself as a model and an actress and I've never looked back since.
Q: Art is definitely a very moving experience. Speaking of experience - you've been a part of various fashion events. What do you think of them?
Bharti: Oh yes, I've participated in many pageants - both as a contestant and a judge. I've done fashion shows and ramp walks. There's just a charged energy in these places. Everyone is flowing with passion and is full of drive and commitment. It's a very beautiful thing to witness.
Q: What did winning Miss Universal Queen 2021 feel like?
Bharti: First and foremost - overwhelming. I knew I had to put in a lot of work, and I gave it my best, but to actually hear your name called out is literally unbelievable and I had to take a second to process it. It was overwhelming - in a good way! I also felt very grateful.
Q: Do you have any advice that you'd like to give to our readers before signing off?
Bharti: Well, everyone has different situations and there's no one size fits all solution to anything. But I always encourage people to be kind, to have little compassion and empathy in their hearts. Kindness is not exhaustive, it's only going to grow. The more you'll give, the more you'll get.