“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Indeed! Your dream is what makes you different. It defines and shapes you. Many a time, we fall short in appreciating and noticing our dreams because we think they don’t hold a purpose for us in the long run but today we have our very own Mewe Dianu, the reigning Miss Nagaland, who inspires us to dream and do everything in our power to achieve it.
We all have a young kid inside of us constantly reminding us of our bonkers wishes and dreams we made when we were just 6 years of age. Building a rocket, to be an astronaut, to be crowned Miss Nagaland; our dreams as kids were unlimited and without boundaries. We are excited beyond measure to have Miss Mewe Dianu remind us of our childish ambitions.
We had a chat with Mewetshou Dianu, Miss Nagaland (2018) to talk about her experience with the beauty pageant, winning the title and more.
Hello Mewe! So happy and excited to have this chat with you finally. To start with, please introduce yourself to our readers!
Hi, I’m Mewetshou Dianu, the reigning Miss Nagaland, 2018. Currently pursuing my BA degree from St. Mary’s College, Shillong, taking up English honors as my major subject. In my leisure time I love singing, playing piano and cooking. I am a sports enthusiast. And I wish to become an Air Hostess in the future.
Crowned as Miss Nagaland, how does it all feel?
It’s a great honor to be crowned Miss Nagaland and I feel really blessed. It’s true that dreams do really come true.
To reach here, what has it been like?
I’ve always wanted to contest in beauty pageant for as long as I can remember. I knew growing up that it was not going to be easy but I knew I was brave enough and with support from my family and friends I could do it.
Nothing extraordinary comes without much sacrifice. What are some of the sacrifices and challenges you faced?
It wasn’t easy indeed as I’m studying in Shillong, I had to travel back and forth and had to miss a few classes but at the end somehow I managed it, and quite worthwhile.
It’s been some months since you became Miss Nagaland, what have you been up to?
Currently, I’m on my final semester and really focusing on getting my degree first before anything else. But yes, I’ve been given the opportunity to audition for Femina Miss India as Miss Nagaland, so I’m really looking forward to that.
Has it always been your dream to be a pageant winner?
Yes, I grew up imitating the Naga beauty queens like Akuonuo Khezhie and Adule Mero who were both Miss Nagaland title holders. I’ve always had an interest in beauty pageants but never thought I will be taking part or even become Miss Nagaland. It all happened only because I trusted myself.
Any message for our readers?
I myself didn’t believe or even think that I was capable of becoming Miss Nagaland. But I felt it was important to give it a try as it was my childhood dream. I would like to encourage everyone to follow their dreams and passion because dreams are full of possibilities, it’s just that we aren’t trying and giving a chance for it.
Some advice for our upcoming pageants and for the girls out there dreaming to be like you.
I would like to encourage the young aspirants to try for Miss Nagaland Beauty Pageant as it helps one to prepare for the national pageants and also teaches and boost us by grooming us. I would encourage them to trust, to be confident and work hard. It’s also important to have a mindset to always be ready to learn and to carry a smile even when one is facing their lowest mood. Lastly, a word which my parents always taught me is to be humble and pray for everything and not be proud of oneself because God exalts the humble. Thank you.