For the letter K, I am writing a little post about the girl I first saw on TV in 2008.
I was a young software professional under a lot of stress and functioning on junk food and little sleep. On some days, when I came home from office I was so tired, I had to switch on the TV just to have something playing in the background to keep my mind a little alert while I cooked my “meal” and ate it like a zombie watching TV. One day, I was watching MTV and came across Scooty Miss Teen Diva contest. I had just crossed my teenage but I was intrigued because it was the first of its kind in India (at the time). I had not heard of anything other than the Miss India Pageant. I started watching it and the one girl became my immediate favorite was a shy girl with a sunshine smile. I soon learned her name – Koyal Rana.
I followed the series religiously! I even watched reruns and had to convince other PG mates to watch it with me and they got hooked too. We were all in our early 20’s watching a Teen reality show! Koyal was a unanimous favorite. We watched her being crowned MTV Scooty Teen Diva India 2008 and felt proud as if she was our friend or something. The rest of my friends forgot but I followed her journey to Miss Teen International. And then life moved on.
A couple of years later I saw her in a Garnier commercial and I may be mistaken I think a Neutrogena ad too. I recognized her sweet smile and innocent face instantly. It was good to know that she was pursuing modelling in addition to her education.
And a few days ago, a headline caught my attention. Koyal Rana wins Femina Miss India 2014. I was so happy for her. It is funny how we remember things and people without even meeting them in real life. Before I start sounding any more weird, let me assert that I am not into following celebrities. It just happened that I came across someone on screen that I liked and happened to keep bumping into their journey. And it is heart warming to know that some people’s dreams do come true! Isn’t it?
Congratulations Koyal and wish you all the best for the Miss World contest!