Persistence is Pivotal | Dr Meenakshi Chaudhary

In this TEDx talk, Dr. Meenakshi Chaudhary talks about how she discovered her calling to get into the glamour industry even after excelling in all her other pursuits. She pours in her thoughts of bearing a fighter spirit and a myriad of learnings garnered while pursuing such diverse paths in her life at such a young age, with persistence being pivotal. Meenakshi Chaudhary is an Indian well-known model, actress, and beauty pageant titleholder. She represented the state of Haryana in the year 2018 at the Femina Miss India pageant, where Meenakshi was crowned Miss Grand India. Meenakshi represented India at Miss Grand International in 2018 and was crowned the first runner-up. She is also a state-level swimmer and badminton player. Meenakshi won the title of ‘Miss Grand Slam 2018’ by Global Beauties, besting 440 national representatives who represented their countries video in the five Grand Slam beauty pageants. She is India’s first Global Beauties’ Miss Grand Slam winner since Lara Dutta, Miss Universe 2000. In May 2019, Chaudhary was voted 2nd place in Times 50 Most Desirable Women of India 2018 in an internet survey conducted by The Times of India. At the Femina Miss India 2019 sub-contest crowning ceremony, she was felicitated by the Miss India Organization for her accomplishments at Miss Grand International. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at