Pankhuri Gidwani became the second runners-up at the Femina Miss India Beauty Pageant 2016. Pankhuri was 18 when she bagged the title last year but her participation forced her to miss her 12th board exams.
However, the student of La Martiniere Girls College, Lucknow, gave her ISC exams this year, the results of which were announced recently. The girl has scored 97.25%!
Says the achiever, "There is something I would like all my friends and followers to know. I had to train for Miss Grand International and received the 25th position out of 80 countries. After coming back from the pageant, I battled a number of hard situations, one of them was getting adjusted to studying again after a year of glamour. I put my all into it, and this is the result I came forth with. So all the people out there who think that something they want is impossible to accomplish, just have the grit, determination and a true heart to pursue it all."
Future plans? She wants to pursue either Performing Arts or Mass Media from Mumbai. Bollywood calling, maybe?