Black Country beauty Deana Uppal reveal’s her disappointment about Miss India Worldwide UK pageant organiser’s.
It is supposed to be a glittering social event designed to show --case some of the most beautiful women in the UK, however, the Miss India Worldwide UK finals in Oxford has found itself at the centre of controversy.
Miss India Worldwide UK 2012 winner states the UK organisers had disappointed her by their treatment of the contestants who had reached the finals’ which took place on Saturday 27th October 2012.
Deana stated ‘ I started to receive phone calls from selected girls who had reached the final’s who were clearly concerned and distressed that they had been asked to raise sponsorship for the finals within 2 weeks, I not only found this disturbing and totally unprofessional. From what I had heard and observed he competition was mainly a money making shambles which has been run 4 months early’.
Deana went on to state ‘After winning such a prestigious title I was left feeling very disappointed and disillusioned, as one would expected an organisation as Miss India Worldwide UK to enhance my title, at no point was I given that support or an explanation as to why the pageant would take place 4 month’s early. There was lack of communication from the UK organisers and after some serious consideration I decided not to attend the finals’
Deana Uppal is a British Asian model, actress and TV personality born and brought up in the UK. From the age of 16 Deana has carved herself a highly successful modelling career and has appeared in several magazines, TV shows both in the UK and India, been the face of brands, lead roles in over 10 chart topping music videos, and the lead girl in a item song in a Bollywood film.
In 2012 Deana won the title of Miss India Worldwide UK 2012, and then went on to represent UK in the Miss India Worldwide international Finals 2012 in South America - Suriname. Due to her grace and talent Deana got into the top 5 and was noticed for her outstanding acting skills and was awarded the title Miss Bollywood 2012.
With Deana’s hard work and determination and the support of her mother and without the support of Miss India UK organisers, In July 2012 Deana was selected to appear on the famous UK reality show Big Brother making a huge impact on the British public while she was in the house, and will be one of the most remembered contestants due to her straight forward talking, honesty, strength and good nature. While Deana was in the house she was bullied by a number of the other contestants.
Running one of the most successful model workshop’s for up and coming inspiring models Deana comments ‘I know the hard all of the girls would have put into entering the Miss India Worldwide UK pageant and the expectation’s and promises made from a pageant at this calibre would have been high and to be faced with such disappointment would have been very de-motivating for each of the girls’
Deana has stated that she wishes the new Miss India Worldwide UK Nehal Bhogatia all the success in the future, but states Miss India Worldwide UK organises should have shown more transparency to both her and to the contestants entering by clearly stating terms and conditions beforehand.