24 June 2019
Bhubaneswar: Odisha based homemaker and fashion model Prateema Panda has brought laurels for the State by winning the title of Mrs. Queen Universe at the MIHM Miss and Mrs. Queen Universe beauty pageant contest held at Bristol hotel in Gurugram from June 16 to 19.
"This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and Achievement for me. This will be a moment in my life that will always be remembered and I will be cherished this moment forever. Finally this day has arrived in my life...I got the pageant and I am the holder of the Mrs. Queen Universe crown for 2019. WOW!!! No words can define the moment!!!" stated Prateema on her Facebook post after winning the title.
Besides thanking the event organizer Ms Naaz Joshi, first Indian transsexual to win the title of Ms World Diversity 2018, Prateema thanked her kids and husband for their support and to those who have voted for her giving her the chance to reach on the stage and compete with all the beauty queens.
Prateema finally wished luck to her co-participants who have missed the chance and gave a message to the whole world stating, "NEVER SAY NEVER and IT IS NEVER LATE TO START ANYTHING!!!! So think positive...think big and always dream and you will achieve it for sure....Thank You ALL!!! Thank You God!!!"
The beauty pageant contest is a fund raising project of MIHM to empower women of today to strengthen the society for tomorrow. It is being organized to be an inspiration to all the people especially Indian married women and for the benefits of all the communities whether men women or the third gender.