Srishti Aggarwal says she wants to be a role model for young girls
As a woman, one does not need a perfect figure, but one needs to look after one’s own body for oneself, not for others, believes Srishti Aggarwal. The 22-year-old Sydney girl, a double degree finance/commerce student, is the Raj Suri Miss India Australia 2019 winner.
“I am passionate about body image and inculcating self-confidence in women across Australia,” says Srishti, in the final year of her graduation from Macquarie University, Sydney. “I was overweight and lost 20 kgs to build my confidence. I want to be a role model for young girls in Australia, especially with regard to issues related to obesity and inclusion,” says the resident of Bungarribee, Western Sydney.
The Miss India Australia winner and the eight finalists were selected on the basis of their overall personality and talent performances after the face to face and online auditions, with real casting experience, self-image and Bollywood workshops in Sydney by Australian Indian talent mentor and former SBS TV Judge, Raj Suri.
Shristi will officially represent Australia in the 28th Miss India Australia Worldwide 2019 week at the five-star Leela Hotel, Mumbai, India from 2 September. The finale is on 7 September in the grand ballroom in the same hotel in Mumbai.
Indian entertainment industry professionals are expected to attend including many Bollywood celebrities. Also representing at the same time will be the 4th Mrs India Worldwide 2019.
The Mrs India Worldwide Australia 2019 was taken out by Karishma Bhojwani, business school performing arts creative, who is a working professional in design and innovation in a top company in Sydney. Karishma is passionate about women pursuing creative arts after marriage.
Karishma, a resident of Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, is keen to further her cause to make a difference for all married women and will be working with mentor/women empowerment coach Raj Suri, to pursue her dreams.
The other seven Miss India Australia 2019 finalists, represented from around Australia are: Gorisha Sharma (who won the Miss Photogenic round), Harleen Thind (Miss Beautiful Smile), Tanmai Khairnar (Professional round winner), Paranshi Kapasi (Best Student), Ankita Karungalekar (Talent round winner), Tayushma Sewak and Asha Suka.
Srishti is being mentored by Sydney-based image and Bollywood consultant Raj Suri and will be exclusively represented via Raj Suri associate talent office in Mumbai and in Australia through the media firm, Karigar Australia.
MissIndia.com.au was established in 2001. The first Miss India Australia was announced in 2003. It is more than just a contest, it celebrates Australian diversity and cultivates Indian Australian role models, says founder Raj Suri, who conducts empowerment workshops throughout Australia.