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GANGTOK: Sikkim girl Driysha Chettri was crowned Miss Teen Bharat and Miss Teen Himalayan International 2018 during the beauty pageant’s grand finale held at Delhi on August 31.
The 14-year-old is a student of Bahai School, Daragaon, Tadong here. She had applied for the beauty pageant through social media and was aptly supported by her parents and school teachers and principal.
Apart from the crown,Driysha will be representing India in an international beauty pageant next year in Thailand. She told media here today that she has also been selected for a Bollywood film to be shot next year.
“I am extremely happy and proud about winning this pageant. Atfirst when I saw my competitors I had a feeling that I would be knocked out at the first round as they were really talented. But then I built up my confidence and strength and finally I conquered it", said Driysha.
Driysha idolises Miss World Manushree Chillar and dreams of bringing Miss World crown to Sikkim in future. She loves dancing and aims to become an air hostess in future. But if I get better opportunities in the modelling field then I am ready to switch my career option, she said.
"Balancing between studies andmodelling would be challenging but I will try to give equal importance to both", Drishya added.
Driysha hails from Marchak, Ranipool but is presently staying at Daragaon. She thanked her father B.K. Chettri, a taxi driver by profession and mother Kunta Chettri for their total support.
“My parents are my sole motivation and my biggest support. They have fulfilled all my wishestill date and have always supported my decisions and my dreams. I am really thankful to them and consider myself lucky to have such wonderful parents,” said Driysha. She also thanked her school principal and teachers for being their support.
Her mother Kunta Chettri also expressed her happiness.
“I am extremely proud and happy to see my child's victory. I feel that being a parent we should all help our children follow their dreams and support them. We shouldmould them in becoming what they chose to become,” she said.