Tanya Malik

Height: 5’ 5”

My interests/hobbies include dancing, painting, traveling, playing sports, swimming, cooking, and photography.

Favorite color:


What are you doing presently?

Currently I am in my 2nd year in college transferring to the University of Maryland, University College for my bachelors degree in Business Administration. Also, I am a Maryland state licensed cosmetologist.

Future Plans:

My future plans are to successfully earn a degree in Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) and work within this field.

Why you entered The Miss India-DC Pageant?

I want to participate in the pageant because I feel this is an exciting and great opportunity to my talent and represent my Indian culture with other young ladies who share similar interests with me.

What 3 words sum you up?

Hard Working

What is an interesting fact about you that not many know?

An interesting fact about myself that not many know is that I love to live life on the edge. I want to travel the world and experience new and exciting things. I want to go skydiving, windsurfing, jet skiing, parasailing, and so much more!

If you were a super hero, what would your super power be?

If I were a superhero, my super power would be to fly. I would choose to fly so I can be on top of this world.

If you could take three things to a deserted island what would they be and why?

If I could take three things to a dessert island; I would take my family because I love them dearly, my iPod because my music is always with me, and a plane so I could leave the island whenever I wanted to.

Most embarrassing moment:

While many individuals have their most embarrassing moments in their childhood, mine was quite recently! I graduated high school a few years ago and I was called up on stage to receive my diploma. While I was walking half way up the stage, I had almost tripped over a wire. Luckily, I caught myself before falling in front of a crowd of more than a thousand people.

Biggest inspiration:

My biggest inspiration are my parents. I have grown into a young, intelligent, and confident woman from their support and guidance.

Worst nightmare:

My worst nightmare was not making my parents proud of who I became in the future. My parents want to see me grow, succeed, and excel. Disappointing them would be heartbreaking for me. With everything my parents have blessed me with in my life, I will strive to make them proud.

If you knew today was your last day on Earth, how would you spend it?

If I knew today was my last day on Earth, I would spend the day with my family and loved ones because they are the ones who have been there for me since day one.

Best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten:

Two things define you as an individual: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.

Where do you hope to see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years, I hope to see myself happy, working within the field of Business Administration and starting a family.

Open Text: (Ask people to come support you)

Hello everyone! I am honored to be participating in the Miss India DC 2015 pageant this year and I would love for you all to come support my fellow contestants and me as we showcase our talent and represent our culture.

  • Hard Working
  • Goal-Oriented
  • Motivated