From Karate champion to beauty queen, meet Assam’s Momita Singha
Her grit and determination are two of her greatest traits. She has successfully defeated all the odds, and long prevailing misconceptions and biases against women. She is a diva on the ramp and a tigress on the field. Her walk, on the ramp, is as strong as her punches in a Karate tournament. She is multifaceted beauty who has not kept herself restricted to just one particular sector. From academics to athletics, from sports to fashion, wherever she went, she excelled in every field. She is a former NCC Cadet who was recently crowned the winner of Rubaru Miss India Elite contest. She is Momita Singha from Assam.
Momita Singha is the first woman of Manipuri origin to win Rubaru Miss India Elite contest. She hails from Silchar in Assam, and is currently based in New Delhi. She is a polyglot and speaks 5 languages including English, Hindi, Manipuri, Assamese and Nepalese. She is a medical student and a district state level basketball player. She stands 5 ft. and 8 inches tall and has been trained at Cocoaberry academy under the mentorship of Indian supermodel, Alesia Raut and Anjali Raut. Coming from an army background, Momita was introduced to the world of athletics and martial arts at a very young age. Her parents got her enrolled in Karate classes and she ended up becoming a blue belt championship. In past, she faced a lot of criticism and bullying, however, it did not diminish her confidence. She did not let negative criticism break her. She credits her success to her parents and consider them her biggest support system. She believes that women have tremendous potential and can excel in every field that they want to.
Along with being a student and model, she is also a social activist and has actively participates in community service activities. She is associated with Pratishtha Foundation, an NGO providing free education to the less fortunate children. She describes it has her contribution to the society that has helped her become the person she is today. She says, “Good or bad, the incidents we come across, the things we go through, help us transform. However, it depends on us whether to make that transformation progressive or regressive.”
Along with winning the national beauty title, she also won the rights to represent India at the future edition of modelling competition – Miss Supermodel Worldwide. It is the biggest and fastest growing international modelling competition based in South Asia. The current winner of the title is Rafha Khongngam from Thailand.