MrsIndia | Beauty Contest

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Beauty has eternally obsessed societies globally. Countless fairy tales, myths and pop culture symbols have held up unrealistic physical shapes and sizes as aspirational benchmarks for women to model themselves against, often leading to distorted self-perception and anxiety from failing to conform.

Mainstream beauty pageants have also long fed into this restrictive narrative by overwhelmingly favoring certain body types and vital stats in participants. By continually crowning tall, petite contestants with conventional modal looks and rejected divergent appearances, the message permeating culture was that to feel beautiful, you must tick very specific boxes.

When external qualities like smooth skin, silky hair, hourglass figures and doe eyes get positioned as the predominant yardsticks for self-worth and confidence, it fosters collective insecurity while trivialising real substance.

Why should genetic chance and numeric measures determine how complete we feel? This is the question trailblazing pageant Mrs India – The Goddess seeks to address meaningfully in its Season 2 edition by revolutionizing traditional contest parameters.

Charting A Fresh Course

In a radical format overhaul, Mrs India – The Goddess opens participation to all married Indian women between 20-60 years with no prerequisites of physical appearance, complexion, height, weight or statistics.

The only expectation? For contestants to step up and shine bright in their real, unfiltered selves during talent face-offs, walk the ramp wearing their unique personal style without reservations and share causes close to their identity or profession through social impact rounds.

This open celebration of diversity and democratization of beauty not only struck a chord with thousands of women across India but also created an inclusive platform spotlighting inspiring stories of courage, compassion and ambition otherwise overlooked by male-dominated mainstream media narratives.

The Ripple Effects

While still a nascent step, Mrs India – The Goddess sparks critical debate challenging why existing beauty standards remain myopic. The overwhelming participation and viewer response this year has resonated across industry experts, sponsors and even the film fraternity.

The conversations initiated on redefining beauty beyond physicality to encompass multidimensionality are crucial. Radical formats pioneering change need scaling through institutional backing to drive serious positive impact recalibrating social conditioning.

As individuals and influencers, we also have a responsibility to course correct casual body shaming and internalized judgments that young girls grow up absorbing as normal.

With a balanced, holistic approach calling out yet gradually transitioning limiting notions of beauty across media, policy and personal platforms simultaneously, the road ahead looks bright. Mrs India – The Goddess has set the ball rolling powerfully by walking the talk. One beautifully confident, wholly authentic subversion at a time!

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