“Think like a Queen. A Queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness,” says Sabina Parvez Warjri, the newly crowned Mrs. South Asia India 2017 from Shillong, Meghalaya. At 41 years of age, this superwoman has sashayed on stages, winning titles such as Meghalaya Fashion Queen 1993 1st Runner Up, Miss Shillong 1994 2nd Runner Up, Miss Shillong 1995 Winner and Miss North East – Top Five Finalist. This beauty queen is a businesswoman, currently managing The Zara Residency hotel in Police Bazaar, Shillong, a loving parent to two daughters, Zara and Aliyah and a proud wife of her husband, Parvez Sharif. She is passionate about cooking, gardening and fashion.
“I decided to join Mrs South Asia India in October and then there was no looking back. The show was held in the Kingdom of dreams in Delhi on the 25th of April organized by our director Aiyza Joshi and was choreographed by Dipankar Kashyap. There were 26 other participants representing their respective states. I was crowned Mrs India Universal 2017 and will now represent INDIA in the Mrs Universal 2017 which will be held in London from 3rd to 10th of September.”
Tell us about your experiences in participating and winning Mrs South Asia 2017.
Mrs South Asia India 2017 has been the most wonderful experience for me. It was fun participating in it as I met 26 ladies from different states, who were all very friendly, helpful and sweet. We had our grooming sessions a day after reaching Delhi, which was on the 22nd of April. We were groomed by our director Aiyza Joshi. This experience has made me a better person and a more confident lady now. And when it comes to winning the pageant I will only say that it wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my husband who is the pillar of my strength and my family who is my life force. I owe my success to my husband and thank God for giving me such a supportive husband. Not everyone is blessed like me.
What stands out as the most special moment from the pageant days?
I enjoyed every part of the pageant. The grooming sessions and preliminary rounds where we had our regional traditional, talent and interview rounds. But the most special moment for me was when I was crowned Mrs India Universal 2017. My heart was in my mouth when the names were being announced.
Did you follow any specific routine or mantra to perfect your skills?
Well, not much except for a proper diet plan and a little bit of workout, rest came naturally as I have been in this field before
In what ways has the competition taught you to become a better version of yourself?
This competition has taught me to have a killer instinct and a never-say-die attitude. And to accomplish my goal no matter how difficult the circumstances are.
What is the next step? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
My next step is to prepare myself for the international pageant Mrs Universal 2017, which will be held in London in September. I need to work very hard on my fitness to match up with the ladies there who are known for their fitness. Work even harder on my grey cells and be aware of what’s happening in and around the world. I want to bring the crown for my country and most especially for the women of my state and empower them and be a role model for them. I would like to continue my social work which I have started in a small way, which is by working on the education of underprivileged children of the society. I have taken the responsibility of educating two such children, a boy and a girl. In the next ten years I see myself opening a school for such children, be it in a very small capacity so that they can get free education. This is my dream and if I can make it happen it will give me ultimate satisfaction and happiness.
What advice would you like to give to every woman who has dreams and hopes in life?
My advice to every woman who wants to follow their dreams is to believe in yourself, do what makes you happy, never suppress your dreams, we have one life and we should live it to the fullest.