Miss Universe Internet Padmalaya wants to promote ‘Odia culture’

In an exclusive interview with OTV, Padmalaya opened up about her goals and dreams, and eagerness to promote Odia culture and tradition

Odisha’s little beauty queen Padmalaya Nanda created history by winning three titles at Little Miss Universe 2017 beauty pageant at Port City Batumi of Georgia, Europe.

Her achievement at the beauty pageant has brought laurels for Odisha and for India. While she is currently eying for the crown at Little Miss World 2017, the 12-year-old girl opened up about her achievement and dreams in an exclusive interview with OTV.

Q. Three titles at a time…! How happy are you?

Definitely, I am very happy. I have won Little Miss Universe 2017 Internet Super Grand Prix title which is of equal importance to the main title Little Miss Universe 2017. My title was decided as per people’s vote while the latter is decided by a panel of Jury. The other two titles that I have won are – Little Miss Universe Grand Prix and Little Miss Actress which is popularly known as ‘Best Talent of the world’.

Q. How did you prepare for the beauty contest?

I gave my 100 per cent and tried to promote my culture through different ways like national costumes. I also gave my best in promoting Odisha’s tribal culture.

Q. What are your future goals and dreams?

I don’t know what the future holds for me but I want to do something that will help promote my culture and tradition. For now, I am going to participate in two more beauty pageants- Little Miss World and Junior Model International. Besides, I have got invitation to take part in Prince and Princess International.


Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Padmalaya are likely to meet soon in a congratulatory event.