Miss India 2018 title is won by Anukreethy Vyas. And Manushi Chillar became Miss Universe 2018. But do you know who is a third beauty pageant queen who has won two international titles in 2018? The title of Miss India Deaf 2018 is won by Deshna Jain. She also became the third runner-up in the Miss International Deaf contest held in Taipei, Taiwan.
She was born without hearing ability but she learned to dance despite having heard music ever. The 20-years-old pageant queen from Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh crowned Miss Deaf Asia in Taiwan, she also recently competed in Miss Deaf International and was crowned the third runner-up.
Deshna who is an aspiring model also wants to walk the runway in Italy at the World Fashion Show. She also participated in fashion shows with abled models held in Indore. The contest was called Miss Antriksh. Deshna told to media, “I know many deaf girls who are married off early, after studying till 8th, 10th or 12th only. I am strongly against it. I want them to complete their education, get a job, earn for themselves and then maybe settle in a happy married life. Many of the deaf girls I know are victims of abuse beaten at home. They aren’ t educated enough, strong enough, to defend themselves.”
The girl came to Bhopal for her education at the age of only three and from that age only she learned to stay away from her family. She is also the student of Indore Deaf Bilingual Academy.
“I was very nervous, there were contestants participating from over 20 countries. I thought they were more beautiful, more well-dressed, and more talented than me. But luckily the judgment came in my favor and I was declared Miss Deaf Asia,” Deshna told to media.
“I wish to take part in many such events in future and make my family and country proud,” she added.
“I know my daughter is deaf. But I wonder what’s wrong with normal people in our society that they are so blind to her achievements,” said her mother, Divya Jain.
Her cousin Kavya Jain said, “We ran from pillar to post for sponsorship, but there was no response from anyone. We also met Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan twice. Forget about full sponsorship, no one came forward to sponsor even her dresses.”