The international beauty pageant saw the Indian win laurels for her nation after multiple rounds of overall personality, poise, grace, community service and social awareness in the glittering finale held at the upscale Richmond hotel in London, UK. This coveted title adds another star to her glittering crown after winning the National pageant Mrs. India and Mrs. Asia Pacific-Universal 2017 by Damesai.
Mrs. Universal 2017 pageant witnessed top 40 women descending from all over the world, representing their countries, where Kirsty Fletcher of Great Britain won the crown of Mrs. Universal - Elegance 2017. Organised by Yellow Diamond Productions and the Mrs. USA Universal pageant, Mrs. Universal is the international pageant with affiliates in over 40 countries and considered among the top 10 pageants in the world.
"Lots of things have changed for the married women in India. They are more educated and open-minded and have more freedom to pursue their dreams and profession of their choice. I think this title for me opens up doors of several opportunities where I can show my different facets to the society, be it the domestic front or representing my nation at the International platform. Through this I would like to encourage more and more married women to have their own Identity and inspire youngsters to never stop dreaming and work towards achieving them. As my future goals, I would like to focus on women's education in the country, so that one day they can open their eyes to the wide world, make qualified choices, gain financial freedom and stand up against social injustice," said Shelly.
"This is no ordinary competition for women around the USA and World. We are seeking those that want to truly make a difference in the community and mentor those around her. The Universal Pageant has established itself as an organization with integrity, values, consistency, and one that goes above and beyond and other pageants," added Victoria Hughes, CEO, Mrs. Universal Pageant.
Shelly Maheshwari Gupta also bagged several awards in 2017 like prestigious Iconic Woman Award given by Woman Economic Forum (WEF) 2017 and felicitated by Loreto College -achievers award 2017 joining the ranks of top achievers of her college, besides bagging popular and influential woman of the year. Shelly is also a renowned Astro-numerologist, respected Feng Shui expert, popular tarot card reader and television personality for various national news channels.
Born in Kanpur, raised in Lucknow to a business family Shelly was a bright and determined kid. Armed with MA in psychology and deep knowledge of Vastu and Astrology, she has been practicing Tarot/Astro and other occult sciences since 15 years. Proud mother of a son pursuing law and doting wife of an industrialist, Shelly manages home, hobbies and community service very well. From fitness to kitchen, from style to social life from spiritual to smart you will always find her active, enthusiastic and passionate to excel in her endeavours.
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