Suman Rao is a very famous name in the Indian modeling industry. She is a suer model, a shining diva whom many young Indian girls consider their role model. She is definitely a youth icon. This gorgeous young woman of 21 is no doubt an inspiration, an example that many would like to follow! And why not? She has an extremely motivating story behind her. The struggles and hard work she has done to reach the top show us nothing is impossible if you believe in yourself. Read her represented India at the Miss World 2019 contest after winning Miss India 2019 title. The Miss World competition was held in London on December 14, 2019. Here, Suman bagged the title of Miss World Asia 2019 after being declared as the second runner-up. Suman represents all young girls who dare to chase their dreams despite all challenges.
Suman Rao hails from Aaidana village near Udaipur, Rajasthan in India. Though her family shifted to Mumbai when Suman was just a year old but they had the traditional mindset. Still, her parents supported her dream of being a supermodel.
Suman’s father is a jeweler and her mother is a homemaker. She has two brothers. After completing her school education, Suman did a course in Accountancy from the University of Mumbai. Suman Rao loves Kathak dance and has been trained in it. She has also been passionate about modeling since her teenage. In 2018, she participated in the Miss Navi Mumbai beauty pageant and became the first runner-up. Encouraged by her success, Suman participated in the Miss Rajasthan 2019 contest and bagged the title. Now, it was her turn to live her dream of being Miss India! So Suman Rao applied for the most prestigious beauty title of the country Miss India. She represented Rajasthan at Miss India 2019 pageant and won the coveted title.
After winning Miss India title, Suman Rao said in an interview, that she wishes to promote gender equality in her community and internationally.
“I want to be the voice of gender equality. I come from a community where girls go through quite a lot due to inequality, and that also regarding some of the very basic choices. I want to create awareness among them because freedom is about equal opportunity,”Suman Rao
For Miss World 2019’s ‘Beauty With A Purpose’ task, Suman helped tribal women to realize their dreams by making them earn money by her campaign “Project Pragati“.
In her Project Pragati, Suman helped tribal women earn money by making beauty, hair care, and skincare products like shampoos, shower gels, etc and in their own village. Princess Divya Kumari Foundation helped her in her project and provided training to women in making handlooms, decorative handicrafts, accessories, and jewelry. She also works with the Bharat Sevashram Sangha, an NGO supported by the UN, for the worldwide sale of their products.
Suman Rao has over 100k followers on Instagram. She is a big fan of Deepika Padukone and wants to try her luck in Bollywood. Currently, she is super busy with her modeling career and studies. Suman Rao is representative of young girls who can reach their dreams if they are dedicated to realizing them! Way to go girl!