Assam girl Varsha Rajkhowa has been crowned the new Miss Scuba International 2016. In a one-of-a-kind international beauty pageant, where the aim is to spread awareness about ocean protection and marine life, she won the crown. The twenty-five-year-old was adjudged the winner from among 16 other participants. The glitzy grand finale was held at the gorgeous Sutera Harbour Resort in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia on November 20, 2016.
Although born in Assam, she has grown up in different parts of the country. She is an environmentalist by profession and wears multiple hats of a model, international-grade dancer, choreographer, national level swimmer and a certified scuba diver. She currently lives in Pune.
Varsha’s mother has been instrumental in her becoming a model. ‘While in college, my mother encouraged me to take part in the RSI May Queen pageant in Pune where I was one of the finalists. I won the title of best smile and talent, and the whole experience made me realize my hidden love for walking the ramp,’ says Varsha