Pune, 23rd December 2021: In a unique contest, held by Noble hospital on December 18, around 37 diabetics participated in a beauty pageant. In this beauty pageant, all models and show stoppers were diabetics.
In its fourth year, the main aim of the pageant was to uplift the morale of diabetics and make them feel that they don’t have a disease but more of a lifestyle disorder.
Professionals were called in to groom the contestants so they can live a glamourous life for a day. This year’s theme was Covid warriors and survivors, where warriors and survivors were saluted. Make-up, hair was taken care of by the hospital. The top ten contestants had a question and answer session after which the winners were decided. Gracing the occasion was the doctor and model Dr Aditi Govitrikar.
Dr Reema Kashiv, Diabetologist at Noble hospital, said, “This contest aims to boost confidence in diabetic people. Participants are also encouraged to remain fit thanks to the fitness round, where they have to showcase their stamina and balance. Thanks to the focus on fitness, many participants have experienced weight loss which helped in the reduction of Hba1c.”