Aarti B Chatlani, a 62-year-old, Bengaluru resident was recently crowned Grandma Earth 2020 at the Grandma Universe pageant that was held in Sofia, Bulgaria. Elated about the achievement, Aarti called the entire experience a magical and memorable one. She was glad that her hard work and efforts paid off. In conversation with The New Indian Express, she told that she wishes that every grandma gets to experience this.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Sixty-two-year-old Aarti Chatlani was crowned as Grandma Earth 2020.
  • The pageant was organised by the Grandma Universe to appreciate grandmothers globally.
  • She is the first Bangalorean to participate in the pageant and performed a dance routine in the talent round.
  • Aarti’s family supported her throughout while she was preparing for the beauty pageant.

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About the Contest

The website of the pageant says, “Grandma Universe/Classic Universe is the only pageant in the world that celebrates and appreciates the beautiful responsibility that every grandmother has.” The winner of Grandma Universe title in 2019 was Isabel Herrero Dalmau from Spain, a mother of three children, lawyer, and owner of a real estate and modelling agency.

Aarti Chatlani is the first person from the tech city to take part in the beauty contest. The pageant comprised of three rounds, namely the national costume, a talent round followed by the crowning ceremony. The sexagenarian performed a dance routine in the talent round and wore a lehenga and bridal jewellery while showcasing the national costume. She said, “My effort definitely didn’t go unappreciated, since I took so many props and a picture of me with all my grandkids on a standee, just for this performance.”

The sexagenarian performed a dance routine in the talent round and wore a lehenga and bridal jewellery while showcasing the national costume.

Initially, Aarti felt a little intimidated and there was even a time when she decided to pack her bags and return to India. However, her husband encouraged her to stay and enjoy the experience. Veena Jain, the national director for Women of the Universe, who selected Chatlani as the delegate for the pageant was extremely happy by her accomplishment and admitted that she had high expectations from her that she lived up to.

Family Pillar of Strength

Aarti’s family supported her throughout while she was preparing for the beauty pageant. They even conducted mock practice sessions for her. Although they could not make it to the event in Bulgaria they were there in the spirit and her performance reflected their support too. She said, “It was around 4 am in India when the contest took place but they stayed awake. My sister, Anita Amarnaney, was present and helped them watch the ceremony through a live video call.”

Aarti Chatlani is indeed an inspiration for all those ladies who refrain from doing what they love because of their age.

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Picture Credit: The New Indian Express

Saavriti is an intern with SheThePeople.TV

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