MANALI: Palak Sharma, a resident of Sihunta village of Chamba district in Himachal, has been crowned Winter Queen 2019 after beating 28 girls from many states. 28 beauties with brain were shortlisted for final rounds from many auditions where over 100 participants took part.
Eying Femina Miss India and Miss World titles, Palak has participated in many beauty pageants and won different titles. She was crowned Winter Queen beauty pageant title in the midnight on Sunday. Most of the rounds of the contest were held amidst snowfall.
Prashika Sharma from Kullu was announced first runner-up and Arya from Mandi was second runner-up. Amazingly, none of the contestants from other states could make it to top three positions.
“My grandmother Jadeshwari is my role model. Mother Sonu Sharma and father Rajeev Sharma support me in whatever I do. I was worn in 1998 and currently I’m pursuing MBA from HP University, Shimla. My morale is high after winning this title and I want to make my career in modeling. Extreme cold weather was the main challenge in the contest,” she said.
She added that whenever she get time, she motivate others to keep the country neat and clean. “I love my Himachal and trekking the mountains. I really want to do something to deal with the problem of littering in the country.”
The girls had to undergo various rounds in five day long Winter Carnival at Manali. 11 girls were chosen for final round who had tough competition for the crown. Palak finally won the contest and was given the crown and cash prize of Rs one lakh.