Anukreethy Vas from Tamil Nadu was crowned the 55th Femina Miss India 2018 on June 21st 2018. The 19-year-old is pursuing B.A. in French from Chennai’s Loyola College. Winning the title after defeating 30 other contestants, Anukreethy’s story is certainly an inspiring one.
Coming from the small town of Trichy in Tamil Nadu Anukreethy was raised by a single mother and was faced with many hardships while growing up. Along with her mother, Anukreethy was looked down by the society for choosing to become a model. According to Anukreethy’s mother, they faced backlash from many and initially even she wasn’t ready with Anukreethy’s decision. The proud mother is extremely content after her daughter’s remarkable feat. She is proud to be known by the name of her daughter.
Strong willed Anukreethy is a trained dancer and an athlete and was raised to be an independent woman. Inspired by her transgender friend, Anukreethy is working with an NGO for transgender since 2015. She joined the NGO to work for the upliftment for the transgender’s position in the society.
Anukreethy is already gearing up to represent India at the 68th edition of Miss World pageant to be held in Sanya, China on 8th December 2018. Anukreethy looks up to the present Miss World Manushi Chillar and believes it was due to Manushi’s hard work that India won the Miss World title after a hiatus of 17 long years. She definitely hopes and is working consistently towards her next goal to retain the crown with the country itself.
The Supermodel decided to take the path to model after witnessing the former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bacchan on Television being crowned as the beauty queen. Post her winning the prestigious pageant, Anukreethy wishes to return home before beginning her journey for the Miss World contest. The beauty queen gives the entire credit of her win to her mother who consistently pushed her to become independent and achieve her dreams.
Despite her achieving the fame and glory with the crown, Anukreethy believes that her life back at home is normal like any other girl and acknowledges the much support of her friends with her consistently throughout the journey to being crowned Miss India. The Miss India title winner is pursuing BA in French to accomplish her mother’s dream to become a translator. She wishes to learn multiple languages from around the world to increase her level of intellect.
Anukreethy admits of modeling always being on her mind even as a little girl and she certainly loves to be in front of the camera. She is a fitness enthusiast and includes some sort of fitness activity in her daily routine as she believes only that will lead her on to her road to success. The model believes on working towards fulfilling her goals and achieving her dreams.