“Worked hard for this title”, says Miss Kerala first runner up Livya Liffy

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For Livya Liffy, true beauty is not just about good looks or a fit body, it is also about the confidence and courage to motivate oneself. The Ernakulam native was recently crowned the first runner up of Impressario Miss Kerala beauty pageant and she opens up about her journey in a special interview with Manorama Online.

What do you feel after winning the first runner up title of Miss Kerala?
I didn’t have lots of expectations when I decided to participate in the beauty pageant. However, I could feel my confidence level going up after each round. I had worked really hard and was determined to give my best. I believe that this title is the result of such dedication and hard work.

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Have you analysed your performance after the pageant? Do you think you could have done better in a round?
I was really tensed about the question – answer round. I thought that I was a bit weak there. Sometimes, I would go blank and wouldn’t have clarity about what to say. That would really dent our confidence. But, I was able to overcome it with the excellent grooming that I had received from the organisers. I was able to perform in this round with confidence. However, I think I need to hone my skills there and I am trying for it.

Which round was the most confident one?
All the rounds were amazing. However, I think I performed the best in the gown round. I had worn a fabulous outfit designed by Sanjana John in that round. I felt that I did really well. I was feeling bold and beautiful in that round. I had worn a lehenga and a saree in the other rounds.

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Have you competed in other beauty pageants?
I was ten when I walked the ramp for the first time. But, my first professional beauty pageant was at the age of 16. I was one of the top 8 contestants at the May Queen pageant in 2018. The next year, I won the second runner up at the May Queen and YGC Queen pageants. I was the title winner of Miss Millennial Model 2020.

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Have you decided to pursue a career in modelling?
I am a second-year BTech student at Kanjirappally Amal Jyothi College of Engineering. Currently, I would like to focus on my studies. I have decided to pursue modelling as a career after completing my course.

Even though I was born in Ernakulam I grew up in Bahrain. I studied there until class twelve. I returned to Kerala to pursue my higher studies. My family is still settled in Bahrain. Father Liffy Paulose is a businessman while my mother Sini Antony works as a human resource personnel. I have a sister, Liyona, who is a student.  

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