Manya Singh’s journey from being an auto rickshaw driver’s daughter to the Miss India platform is nothing short of inspirational. Manya was crowned the second runner up at the Miss India 2020 beauty pageant on Wednesday in Mumbai.
Manya Omprakash Singh was born in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, and has a younger brother. Her father is an auto-rickshaw driver. Coming from a humble background, Manya had to struggle hard to give herself a better future.
From not being able to pay her school fees and afford books to being neglected by fellow classmates for being an auto driver’s daughter, Manya has faced it all during childhood.
She said in a post shared by the official Instagram handle of Miss India back in December, “My blood, sweat, and tears have amalgamated into the courage to pursue my dreams.”
She said, “She grew up in tough circumstances, spending nights without food or sleep and walking miles just to save a few rupees. I yearned for books and clothes that were not hand-me-downs, but luck was never in her favor.