Full Name : Komal Ahuja
Height : 5’8
Zodiac Sign : Gemini
Favorite Color : Light pink
Interests/Hobbies : Modeling (South Asian Bridal, Runway, Print), Dancing (Modern, Bollywood, Bhangra), Weight Lifting, and Practicing Seva (selfless service).
What are you doing presently:
I am attending school at George Mason University; majoring in Criminology, with a minor in Intelligence Analysis. I am an intern at Manassas Probation and Parole Office.
What are your future plans?
My plans are to work in the US Department of Justice and Intelligence Community (FBI, DEA, etc.) as an Investigator or Analyst. I hope to pursue a modeling and acting career in Hollywood, Bollywood, and/or Pollywood.
Why do you want to participate in the pageant?
To be given an opportunity to represent my beautiful country, is more than I could ask for. I want to show the culture, beauty, and elegance of India. If I were to be honored as Miss India DC 2018, I believe this platform would give me a voice to discuss various topics in the community, things we could improve on, change, and praise.
Talent you plan to do for pageant (Please include song name if doing a dance, this can be changed later) :
Dancing to Laung Laachi
What 3 words sum you up? Socially Conscious, Vibrant, Lighthearted.
What is an interesting fact about you that not many know?
I am a First Degree Black Belt in Mixed Martial Arts
If you were a super hero, what would your super power be?
My super power would be to heal people; especially those with life threatening diseases. It would save pain and money on those impacted.
If you could take three things to a deserted island what would they be and why?
I would bring a religious book to always have God by me and remain in peace, good company for a good conversation and fun time, and a hammock to sleep on.
Most embarrassing moment:
My most embarrassing moment just happened recently. I was walking the runway, wearing an Indian/Pakistani bridal suit, and my foot came out of my heel and I almost fell face flat. The struggle I had was shown on camera but luckily, I didn’t fall!
Biggest inspiration: Princess Ameerah al-Taweel
Worst nightmare: To have global warming greatly affect the future generations
If you knew today was your last day on Earth, how would you spend it?
I would spend it by practicing seva (providing service). I would help both the fortunate and unfortunate; feeding the hungry, nursing the sick, and educating the illiterate.
Best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten:
“When you’re on vacation, take pictures of all the amazing places you see, but make sure you or your friends are in the photos as well. When you look back at them years later, you’re not going to care about the Eiffel Tower, you’re going to care about the people you love standing in front of it.”
Where do you hope to see yourself in 10 years?
I see myself working for the FBI, or dancing next to Katrina Kaif at the IIFA awards. We will see where life takes me.
Open Text (Ask people to come support you):
Namaste, Sat Sri Akal, and Hello! I have been given the opportunity to compete in the Miss India DC Pageant Competition. I will have the chance to be chosen as the representative for my state and my beloved country. This is an opportunity to be involved with a program that emphasizes the culture, tradition, and beauty of India. Please do come out to support me, Komal Ahuja.
- Socially Conscious