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Book review: A mini-encyclopaedia of grooming for great impressions, personality

Rita Gangwani’s book The Beauty Pageant’s Greenroom is a comprehensive grooming guide that will come in handy for anyone (ladies, men or kids) aspiring to win a beauty pageant or hoping for a well-groomed personality.

books Updated: Jul 20, 2017 12:49 IST
Medha Shri Dahiya
The book cover of The Beauty Pageant’s Greenroom.
The book cover of The Beauty Pageant’s Greenroom.

First impression is the last impression, they say. While that might be slightly exaggerated, there is no denying the fact that it is important. But once the first impression has done its deed, there are other factors that are needed to sustain it, including articulation, voice modulation, social etiquettes, and how you present yourself.

Rita Gangwani’s book The Beauty Pageant’s Greenroom addresses those key factors. This comprehensive grooming guide will come in handy for anyone (ladies, men or kids) aspiring to win a beauty pageant or hoping for a well-groomed personality.

Gangwani, a life skill coach and pageant trainer, covers all stages in neatly divided sections: Pre Contest, Contest, Post Contest, and Confidence Boosters.

From filing the form, to guiding the aspirant on picking the right pageant, giving out the history of pageantry, art of wardrobe management, choosing the right haircut for your face shape, clothes for your body type, and picking the right shoes – she has left nothing. Suggestions for men and kids are also included in separate chapters. She has even enlisted a concise questionnaire to help prepare for the question-answer round. Tips on how to present yourself in a social setup, table manners, voice modulation exercises, and social, family, even gym etiquettes are very useful for just about anyone. What happens once you win the pageant, how do you conduct yourself publically, how do you fulfil your social responsibility – everything is available in this one book! For the days when you aren’t feeling upbeat, there are motivational nuggets aplenty.

For anyone looking at a glamour career or pageantry, this book is what former Miss Universre and actor Sushmita Sen in her Foreword to the book calls it – a mini encyclopaedia. Even if you aren’t eyeing the tiara, the book is a great way to develop a well-groomed personality. So, pick this book up for a sparkling crown and a sparkling personality.

Facts
  • Title: The Beauty Pageant’s Greenroom
  • Author: Rita Gangwani
  • Price: INR 795
  • Publisher: Academic Foundation

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