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Lesser known facts about India’s youngest beauty queen, Sejal Gupta

India witnessed the crowning of the youngest beauty pageant winner in its history. At 13 years of age, Sejal Gupta from Chandigarh was crowned the winner of India’s biggest teen beauty pageant – Miss Teen Diva 2022, held at the Zee Studies in Jaipur. Currently, a high school student, Sejal is also an actor and model and has been part of the fashion and movie industry since her pre-teen years. She has appeared in series of TV commercials and has walked the fashion runway on multiple occasions. She marked her Bollywood debut in Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal and ever since then there has been no looking back for her. This year, she is going to open a new chapter in her life as she will be representing India at one of the biggest and oldest international beauty pageants in the world, Miss Teen International. Her journey from being a model to making her Bollywood debut to representing India at the world stage is a pure tale of determination, hard work and dedication. As she prepares for her international runway debut, let us have a look at some lesser known facts about her life and her journey thus far.

  1. Sejal marked her cinematic debut at the age of 8 when she appeared in the Indian Sitcom named Kya Haal, Mr. Paanchal.

  2. She considers former Miss World and international superstar, Priyanka Chopra her role model and inspiration. She describes her as a quintessential 21st century woman who is a perfect embodiment of grace, confidence, beauty and intellect.

  3. Sejal started taking dance lessons at the age of 6 and is a trained dancer, specializing in Indian classical and freestyle dance forms.

  4. She has Herpetophobia (fear of reptiles).

  5. Her favorite move is Shahrukh Khan’s “Main Hoon Na” and she has watched it 16 times.

  6. Mathematics is one of her least favorite subjects and she believes it requires a lot of practice for her to excel in it.

  7. Her favorite television series is “Best of Luck Nikki” and she describes it as a great stress buster.

  8. An optimistic and cheerful person, Sejal firmly believes in these two sayings: -

“Either you win or you learn.”

“Whatever happens, there is always a reason for it.”

  1. Her favorite dessert is Safron Rasmalai and brownie with ice cream.

  2. She is fond of singing but does not usually do it front of others.

  3. She is a hodophile and loves to explore different places.

  4. Monsoon is her favorite season of the year and she likes to spend a good rainy day with a cup of coffee and some fritters.

  5. She is fond of music and likes to listen to music while going for long drives.

  6. She mentioned that being in front of the camera since an early age has helped her boost her confidence.

  7. She is also a great culinary artist and has acquired the culinary skills from her father. She loves to bake and cook different cuisines during her free time.

  8. She describes her family as her greatest support system and dedicates her success to her family members who supported her throughout her journey.

  9. She is a firm believer of God and never misses a chance to show her gratitude to the almighty for everything that she has achieved in her life.

These were some lesser known facts about India’s youngest beauty pageant winner. On July 7, 2024, she will be seeing walking down the runway representing India at the 2024 Miss Teen International beauty pageant. As she prepares for the great day, we would like to wish her all the very best. May she bring more pride and more joy to our nation!

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