In this independent country with a majority of the female gender still considered as the recessive one, how far do you think this female gender can go to follow her passion? No doubt, there are number of known female faces whose achievements are remarkable. But what about the other side of the screen where the limelight does not reach? With every New Year and new resolution, the sad truth of the girls, who still have to live a recessive life, continues without an air of decrease. Here is another inspiring lady who decided to move out of her comfort zone to achieve something she could not think about in her wildest dreams.
Hailing from Dehradun, Monika’s father happened to be in the army due to which the family was fortunate enough to explore lots of places. Eventually, they settled in Mumbai-The City of Dreams. Monika Rawat completed her Bachelors in Science (Medical Lab Technician) from Thane Paramedical College, Mumbai. She had started working along with her studies, as a lab technician, but soon after her graduation she lost interest in that job. She then worked in a Health Insurance company, Blood Bank, Travel Agency, Hospital, Home Loan Company and Event Management Company to constantly search where her actual interest lies in, along with trying to fulfill her father’s dreams.
People always loved her personality and insisted her to join the fashion world. Like every other family, her family insisted her to get married. She again bent her knees in front of them for their happiness and agreed for the same and got engaged soon after. Better late than never, she finally decided to listen to her own voice and live for herself rather than living a life full of regrets. She broke the engagement and joined an event management company in Bangalore. A designer there, was in search of new faces. He saw her portfolio and decided to give her a chance. The International Fashion Week, held in Goa, was her first step into the Glamour Industry.
Her family did not support the idea of making Modelling as a career choice and so she had to move out to live alone and follow her passion. She saved money in all possible ways to survive and live her life. After her first achievement, her contacts increased and she got an opportunity to be a part of the shoots held in National Institute of Photography, Mumbai. Likewise, many shoots followed, opening the doors of success for her. She was one of the finalist in a fashion show, ‘Indian Model Look’. She won ‘The Face of The Year-2017’ Miss Diva of India held in December, at Delhi. Further, she will be participating in ‘The International Face of The Year-2018’ going to be held in March at Sri Lanka. In April 2018, she will be participating in ‘Star Life Mr. and Miss India-2018’ which will be held at Agra. She is also selected for ‘Mr. and Miss Fahionista-2018’ which will be held in February at Mumbai.
It is rightly said that there is no shortcut to success. She has faced lots of struggles to reach the position, now she is at. She faced many rejections before she could hear ‘Yes, You are IN!’ With oodles of patience and self-motivation, she successfully survived in this industry for the past one year. Her friends were the backbone to the dreams she laid. With constant hard work, she also wishes that one day her family will accept the love for her passion and support her in all possible ways.