Mrs. India USA
Vipula Roy, a girl from Asansol, was crowned Mrs. India USA 2023 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on November 19. The Vergilia Productions, Inc. cultural beauty pageant celebrated its 34th anniversary this year. She also received a special award for ‘Excellence in Community Service.’
National Dress of Vipula
The national dress of Vipula was the peacock, the national bird of India. Vipula made a deliberate decision to represent something easily relatable to international audiences while showcasing the symbol of a free and independent India. L.A.-based designer Marvin Bendana created the harnessed peacock feather backdrop for the national costume. Vipula wore a golden evening gown for the evening gown round. The color gold stands for accomplishment, success, and triumph on stage. Vipula’s golden gown has been designed by Tommy Lay of 3T Fabulous & Co…
Vipula, born and raised in the steel city of Burnpur, has always aspired to represent India on a powerful platform. Vipula was excited to participate in the Virgilia Productions-hosted international beauty competition when she heard about it.
Celebration of diversity and culture is at the heart of this pageant – a perfect pageant to showcase the rich culture of India. The beauty pageant hosted a total of 52 contestants in many different categories, including countries from Japan, China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Germany, Estonia, and many more.
Judged by Nine Jurors
Nine judges, including Juri Watanabe, Smita Vasanth, Nat Chittangkura, and other prominent people, judged the pageant. Juri Watanabe, Miss Japan Universe 2021, finished in the top 16 in the 70th Miss Universe competition. She also won Miss Asia USA in 2016 under Virgilia Productions. Mrs. Asia USA 2007 winner Smita Vasant is a successful entrepreneur today. Nat Chittangkura is an international runway model, frequently appearing at Paris, New York, London, and LA Fashion Weeks. She has walked for brands like Chanel, Versace, and Christian Dior.
Vipula and the other contestants trained with Didi Canada, Virgilia’s production coach, for over six months. The training prepared the contestants to compete in 3 rounds – Evening Gown, National Costume, and Swimwear.
During the training phase, Vipula made appearances as Mrs. India Delegate in several events – Param Shakti Peeth of America Foundation Gala Fundraising Event, Ekal Josh Dhamaka Musical Evening organized by Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation, San Diego, LA India Fashion Week, USA Fundraising event, ‘Amrit Mahotsav of Independence’ function organized by Federation of Indian Associations San Diego and many more. Three potluck competitions were held during the training period, allowing participants to celebrate the diversity of food from different countries. Vipula secured the runner-up position in 2 out of 3 potluck competitions.
Some of the previous winners of Mrs. India, USA title include Punjabi film actress and fashion designer – Kimi Verma (2019). Sundar Kaur Dang, a celebrity fashion designer and owner of a beauty product and clothing line, won the title of Mrs. India USA and ruled for two years (2020 and 2021) due to Covid. Vipula was crowned Mrs. India USA 2022, Shalini Madan Sharad, a corporate leader, and motivational speaker.