Yamini makes Vijayawada proud
Yamini makes Vijayawada proud

Five-year-old girl from Vijayawada,Yamini Patibandla, won the Grand Prix best talent in the over all categories at the International beauty contest held at Georgia last week.

She walked the ramp with grace and style holding Indian Tricolour flag and earned accolades from the spectators from across the globe while making it to the prestigious title, pushing contestants from 40 various countries behind.

Yamini is the first and one and only contestant from India to get selected for the Beauty pageant World Rising Star 2019, which was the 3rd edition of the beauty contest held at Tbilisi city of Georgia from January 8 to 13, 2019.

Yamini is the elder daughter of the city-based businessman, Patibandla Venkat and Jahnavi and the granddaughter of the noted businessman and proprietor of Coastal Andhra Paper Products G Srinivasa Rao and Padmavati. She's currently studying Class 1 in Delhi Public School, Vijayawada.

Speaking to ‘The Hans India’ Jahnavi, the delighted mother of the little girl said, “Being the sole representative from India, Yamini made both the country as well our city proud by winning the Grand Prix and a special award." “She is basically active and well-trained in singing classical songs and reciting Slokas of Holy Bhagavad Geeta,” says Jahnavi.  

She said that Yamini wore Indian (national) traditional attire in the first round, Indian designer wear in the second round designed by  Bhagya of Vijayawada, owner of 'Bhagya's Attire'. Later an International design dress in the third round and 4th round and in the last round she wore Indian designer Ball Gown, said Jahnavi.

Venkat the happy father of Yamini, gives the whole credit to Jahnavi (Yamini’s mother) as she always encouraged and supported Yamini. "She has always been passionate about doing something different without losing focus on the studies," he adds. He said that the Tbilisi city Assembly, Deputy Irakli Zarqua honoured Yamini by inviting her to the Assembly along with other contestants, which is a life time memory, he said. 

Valentina Mishra, national director (India) of World Rising Star, said Yamini was selected after looking at her multi-talented personality during our online auditions among 60 participants from various parts of India. "I’m really happy to see the first ever Indian girl walking on the prestigious ramp and making a cut," said Mishra. She further said that this could be an encouragement for the young talented children in the years to come. She said that the contest was held in three categories namely juniors, seniors and super seniors, she added.


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