Manya Singh Miss India 2020: From The Daughter Of A Rickshaw Driver To The Runner-Up Who Wins Hearts

Salena Harshini |Feb 18, 2021

With humble beginnings, Manya Singh becomes the runner-up of Miss India 2020 with the standing ovation of the audience, former Miss India Manushi Chhillar, and her family.

Miss India 2020 contest has recently had its brand new toppers. And while Manasa Varanasi is all on the spotlights for being the new beauty queen, Manya Singh is also making headlines for her story. Get to know our first runner-up with the biography of Manya Singh Miss India 2020 and her story.

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Who is Manya Singh? See her biography and backstory!

Manya Singh age

Hailing from Uttar Pradesh, Manya has officially become the first runner-up of Miss India in February 2020. While the crowner for the pageant is 23 years old, Manya Singh age is 19 as of 2021.

Her birthday has not been revealed to the public.

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She is nineteen when she crowned as the runner-up for Miss India 2020.

To our knowledge, the Femina Miss India 2020 beauty contest had an eminent line of judges: Falguni Shane Peacock, Chitrangada Singh, Neha Dhupia, and Pulkit Samrat.

The lady has won hearts from all, thereby bagged a high rank at a young age.

Manya Singh family

Manya Singh Miss India 2020 was born in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh. Her father’s name is Omprakash Singh and he works as a rickshaw driver.

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Manya Singh photos will get you head over heels.

Meanwhile, Manaya Singh mother works at a beauty parlor but her name is not known. She also has a younger brother.

She, whose full name is Manya Omprakash Singh, originates from a humble background. She has to struggle very hard to have a better future not just for herself but also for her family.

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She has a humble beginning but never has her head down.

Her journey from the daughter of an auto-rickshaw driver’s child to Miss India 2021 runner-up is more than inspirational. Despite patriarchal culture and underprivileged living conditions, Manya Singh Miss India 2020 has proven her own status.

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Manya Singh biography

Before talking about her backstory, let’s take a look through Manya Singh biography.

Being one of the top three beauties who made it to the top of the pageant, Manya Singh also works as a model. She is 1.70m or 5 feet 7 inches tall.

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The young lady also weighs 52kg.

Meanwhile,  she is a Bachelor of Banking & Insurance and she graduated in Management.

Manya Singh was fascinated with modeling since forever. She began taking up modeling skills and auditioned for the Campus Princess beauty pageant a lot of times. However, she was unable to pass the first round in over 10 auditions.

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Some may have not known that her nickname is Kajal.

She still kept her head up and applied for noted famous fashion like Lakme Fashion Week and Times Fashion Week.

As the model who walked a lot of ramps, Manya was finally crowned Miss India Uttar Pradesh in 2020.

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Manya Singh photos before she became the topper in the beauty pageant.

For the uninitiated, Manya Singh Miss India 2020 was also a bright student. She scored 80% in her 10th class. And for the 12th standard, she also gained the best student award for her achievements.

Also, she loves reading new books and traveling to new places.

Manya Singh inspiring backstory

Now, this backstory plays a big part in creating who Manya Singh is. She did not have an easy childhood and she went through a lot to be in her place now.

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Her poignant moment with her family after crowning made many tear up.

She recently shared a long note on social media. The 19-year-old girl said,

"I was 15 when I watched the Miss India Pageant for the first time I thought, 'I'm going to win that crown someday & make Papa proud. But coming from a patriarchal family, I was told that women are lesser than men. Tauji would say, 'Ladkiyon ko padhai karke bhi shaadi hi karni padti hai."

However, when she opened up about her dream to her Papa, he encouraged her to work hard and she would get there.

She also unveiled that at the start, she was rejected due to her English or her looks. They said she does not have a nice face.

"I auditioned for over 10 pageants, but they'd say, 'Shakal achi nahi hai' (you don't have a nice face) or 'You don't even know English! Things weren't easy at home either.

Papa had mortgaged our jewellery to pay my fees. So if I'd need money to buy clothes, I'd mop the floor at the pizza place. There, I observed how people carried themselves & in college, I'd observe how my friends spoke English."

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She never forgets her root and stops looking up to her parents.

Going through so many hardships, it is comforting to see how she has had her first successes.

Manya Singh Instagram

Apparently, the new beauty phenomenon has not engaged to a lot of social media platforms. To see Manya Singh photos and update her latest activities, you can check Manya Singh Instagram: @manyasingh993.

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Check out Manya Singh Instagram for updates!

Her account is having 103 thousand followers at the moment.

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