Vidisha Baliyan Becomes The First Indian To Be Crowned As Miss Deaf World 2019
Vidisha Baliyan from Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh has created history. She became the first Indian woman to wear the crown of the Miss Deaf World 2019.
The finals of the event were held in Mbombela, South Africa. Vidisha takes on contestants from 11 countries for this title. It is not the first time that Vidhisha has made our country. She is a former international tennis player. In the Deaflympics Vidisha has represented India and won a silver medal.
Vidisha shared the journey of her victory on her Instagram.
My crowning moment 👸 My tears here are telling more than any words could express. The joy, the pains, the hard work, the belief, the early mornings - all are worth it. Being crowned as the first Indian to win in the Miss Deaf World Category. Feeling surreal. Thank you God. #crown #missdeafworld2019 #vidishabaliyan #hearingimpaired #empowerment
A post shared by Vidisha Baliyan (@vidishabaliyan_missworld2019) on Jul 20, 2019 at 1:47am PDT
While being crowned as miss Deaf World would be etched in my memory for lifetime, the win was extra special to me for many reasons. . . As a hearing-impaired child, from not hearing the doorbell to being ignored by people, I’ve seen it all. But after seeing a meteoric rise in my sports career as a tennis player who earned the 5th rank in ‘Deaflympics’, tennis became as important as breathing. And then life’s another blow - a severe back injury left my hopes fractured. . . . Unable to see a reason to live, I didn’t give up because of the strength my family gave me. And in time, I was shown another way - Miss Deaf India. A novice to the world of beauty and fashion, I learnt what was needed and won the title. . . I am blessed with a quality - if I put my mind to something then I don’t measure efforts or time, I give it my all. Whether it’s dancing, basketball, swimming, tennis or yoga, I never slack in my efforts. Maybe as a disabled child I learnt to overcompensate by my hard work to overcome my ability to listen properly. . . . By the grace of the universe, after the Miss Deaf India contest, we crossed paths with Wheeling Happiness, an NGO who empowers disabled people. . . . Thank you for each and every person who contributed in this victory. The crown is ours. 👑 . . Stylist: @ganeshvyas #blog #fromtheheart #missdeafworld2019 #southafrica #winner #wheelinghappiness #disabled #hearingimpaired #positivevibes
A post shared by Vidisha Baliyan (@vidishabaliyan_missworld2019) on Jul 22, 2019 at 10:19am PDT
Performing tandav, which is a vigorous dance form by Hindu God Lord Shiva. Since my young age I’ve loved dancing though I couldn’t hear the rhythm, melody or sounds clearly. To dance, one needs fire in their heart and soul, and music in their spirit. @anupama_iyer @wheelinghappiness @marwahstudios #missdeafworld2019 #shiva #tandav #dance #heritage #indian #india #culture #hindu #mythology #talent #dancing #arts #mentors #vidishabaliyan #hearingimpaired
A post shared by Vidisha Baliyan (@vidishabaliyan_missworld2019) on Jul 23, 2019 at 1:56am PDT
A picture can never capture what’s going inside the person’s mind and hearts. Here I am ready for the National Round in the Miss Deaf World Contest, feeling roller coaster of emotions inside me. Excited, nervous, happy, scared, confident and so much more. But when I walked on stage I forgot everything. I only performed with all my heart. I think that’s how we must live life - doing our best and block all the unnecessary noise out. Outfit and Jewellery: @sabyasachiofficial @wheelinghappiness Stylist: @ganeshvyas Makeup: @keshira.mansen Hair: @lorn_vts Styling: @sandiiahluwalia4 . . #confident #emotions #happy #scared #mixedemotions #indian #winner #missdeafworld #vidishabaliyan #sabyasachi #indiandesigner #couture #jewellery #fashion #ootd #look #makeup #hair #photography #styling #ganeshvyas
A post shared by Vidisha Baliyan (@vidishabaliyan_missworld2019) on Jul 24, 2019 at 12:39am PDT