A picture of a Miss India runner-up arriving for a felicitation event on her father’s auto-rickshaw has won hearts online
Manya Singh from Uttar Pradesh had won the title of VLCC Femina Miss India 2020 runner-up last week
Her inspiring story of struggle had gone viral
In an Instagram post, Manya revealed she had spent several nights without food and sleep
At 14, she fled home and took up several jobs including mopping and working at Pizza Hut to pursue her dreams
Despite facing rejections Manya kept trying for several beauty pageants
Along with Manya, Manika Sheokand was crowned as VLCC Femina Miss Grand India 2020 and Manasa Varanasi was crowned VLCC Femina Miss India World 2020.