Beauty Queen: The Pathway to Pageantry by Anvita Sudarshan (forthcoming)

Category: Non-Fiction
Publisher: Amaryllis (forthcoming)
Rights: European and Indian language rights available

Beauty Queen: The Pathway to Pageantry is a one source book on everything that you ever wanted to know about pageantry – its meaning, history, inner mechanics, organization and required preparedness. The book unravels the meaning of pageantry and its evolution over centuries in celebration of one of life’s greatest creations – beauty! It argues how beauty is not just an epithelial image, but a deep rooted state of life encompassing body, mind, consciousness and beliefs. The book explains in detail the kind of preparedness one should adopt in reaching the top to secure the crown. The narration is simple, lucid and conversational even when treating complex concepts of body care, nutrition and mind training. The book deals with every aspect of pageant preparedness, such as – body grooming, appearance moderation, nutrition, wardrobe, catwalk, interview and judges’ perspectives, while drawing a number of examples on what worked for people and what did not. It also draws from the author’s personal experiences from a number of important pageants and provides insights into the world of pageants as well as what is expected at every stage of pageant run.

The book is the first of its kind and a unique attempt in presenting pageantry as a composition of science, art and grace in equal proportions.