From Being A Rickshaw Driver’s Daughter To Miss India Runner-Up; Manya Singh Story

God helps those who help themselves!

Manya Singh, who won VLCC Femina Miss India 2020 runner-up title has proved this popular saying right. She has an incredible story that inspires all of us.

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What’s Manya’s Story?

Manya, who is a proud daughter of an auto driver, broke all the glass ceilings and proved that one should dream big and give their best shot to achieve the goals. Manya just won the title of Miss India Runner Up which has changed her and her family’s life. 

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But before the sun shined, there were many black clouds, Manya’s had to face troubles during her childhood. Life was full of troubles and difficulties for her, there were times when Manya had to sleep without eating anything but she managed to overcome all the odds.

While talking to the media Manya got candid and shared her story; 

Manya told that she started working from the age of 14 and used to work in Pizza Hut. She has even worked done dishes and has also seen days where she had to clean someone’s shoes. Manya also worked in a call center to help her family in overcoming their financial crisis. She says, “I was pursuing my degree in college when I had to work for my family. I thought that my father and mother should never wish for a son, who could earn and take the responsibility of the family.” Manya has a young brother, who is currently studying in class tenth.

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Manya further said that she joined a call center to improve her communication skills and not just to earn money for her household. She added that she wanted to strengthen her skills to participate in the beauty pageant. “I wanted to learn how to talk while working in the call center. I also wished to improve my language and also increase my confidence.”

Manya’s father faced challenges in running the household and could barely afford Manya’s school education. She couldn’t receive formal education from class third to tenth due to the financial crisis. “My parents requested my school authorities to allow me to study in their school as they couldn’t pay the fees. They could only pay the examination fees every year. This is how I completed my primary education till class tenth. My mother had to sell her silver anklet to pay my college fees,” she said.

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Nevertheless, Manya has overcome all these obstacles and has set an example to her family, friends, and society by choosing her difficulties as opportunities.