A 23-year-old Indian origin doctor Bhasha Mukherjee won the title of Miss England 2019. This genius doctor with a double degree in medicine has an IQ of 146. She is also fluent in five different languages including German, French and Hindi. Born in India, Mukherjee's parents moved to England when she was nine years old. Coming from Derby, Dr Mukherjee is all set to join her new job as a junior doctor in a hospital in Boston, Lincolnshire. For this, she took an early morning train at 4 am on Friday to attend her first shift as the newly appointed doctor.
She started modelling in the middle of her medical school to take a break from studies and use her free time constructively. Dr Mukherjee completed her two degrees in medicine, one in medical sciences and another one in medicine and surgery from the University of Nottingham.
“My pageant career all started to happen while I was in the middle of studying at medical school. It took a lot of convincing for me to do it. Eventually, I decided to do it to balance out my studying and give me a break.”
Bhasha's reaction on her Miss England Pageant
Talking about her modelling career she said, “My pageant career all started to happen while I was in the middle of studying at medical school. It took a lot of convincing for me to do it. Eventually, I decided to do it to balance out my studying and give me a break.” There's always a notion attached to models or pageant girls that they are just a pretty face with no intellectual capacity. Breaking this notion Bhasha said, “Some people might think pageant girls are airheads, but we all stand for a cause” Zee News reported. Further adding to this she said, “I'm very proud to be representing the South Asian community, minority populations and Derby.” “I couldn't tell if I was more nervous about Miss England or about starting my job as a junior doctor,” said Bhasha.
According to First Post, Bhasha has been running her own charity called the Generation Bridge Project since 2013. It supports Derby's elderly community with events like fun days and talent shows. “Bhasha is an incredibly hard-working young woman. An ideal candidate to represent the multicultural country of England,” said Angie Beasley, director of the Miss England contest.
Last night I had the pleasure to crown Bhasha Mukherjee as Miss World England 2019. She is a junior doctor, speaks five languages and had to go for her first shift right after the coronation.— Miss World (@MissWorldLtd) August 2, 2019
Good luck Basha and see you in London! pic.twitter.com/EQWNh202H9
A pageant with a difference this year
Criticised for setting an unhealthy beauty standard and being too critical of women’s bodies, the authorities decide to change the patter conducting a ‘make-up free’ round. Every girl had to send her no makeup, unedited photo for entries. Leaving behind 22,000 entries Bhasha won the title.
Besides Bhasha, Aysha Khan the current Miss Lincolnshire made headlines as she wore a wetsuit during the swimwear round. “I don’t really show much skin, because that’s what makes me feel comfortable,” she said. Further adding to this Khan said, “I didn’t wear a wetsuit just because my religion prohibits me.” Other than these two phenomenal ladies, many girls flaunted their flaws breaking the stereotype of conventional beauty. Like Eleanor Farr, who has a titanium hip and Lucy Krogdahl, who showed her self-harm scars.
The pageant winners won over GBP 30,000 worth of prizes, including a luxury holiday package to Mauritius.
Divya Tripathi is an intern with SheThePeople.TV