Dr. Duyu Meena Mudang of Arunachal Pradesh, who recently brought home the prestigious Mrs. India World 2017 title, is all set to represent India at the coveted Mrs. Planet pageant.
The pageant is scheduled to be held in October 2017 in Bulgaria. Hailing from Reru, one of the cluster villages of Apatani Plateau, Dr. Mudang competed with 46 others, from across the country and overseas at the recently Mrs. India World 2017 contest in Chennai. Recalling the journey Mudang, a mother of three, said, "Beauty pageant has made me realise my self-worth. My personal growth, I have seen in this pageant only. Because before entering this pageant, I never used to have the confidence. My confidence level was so low that I was not able to tell my name when teacher asked me my name in the class. It helped me in my personal growth irrespective of I win or not." A doctor by profession, Mudang's journey in the showbiz world began in 1997, when she participated in the Miss Subansiri beauty contest, hoping to win the cash award of rupees 14,000 to pay her brother's admission fee.
There has been no turning back for her ever since then and she has only gone on to win more prestigious titles such as Mrs. Arunachal 2010, second runners-up in Mrs. India North East-2017 along with Mrs. India Remarkable-2017 before winning the latest Mrs. India World 2017 title.
Trained in Taekwondo, Dr. Mudang is one of the founding members of an NGO Smile. She has been actively engaged in social welfare activities and reaching out to the people, especially from the rural areas, for social welfare. "For me, beauty defines with your personality, character, and morality and look as a whole. Because I know, I have my eyes and nose perfect though I am not so beautiful like others. And this beauty pageant made a person to realize what they are and it helps you to become a better person today than yesterday," Dr. Mudang said