Name: Pratiksha Govenkar.
Address: H.no 419/2 Navetim Pilerne, Bardez-Goa.
Date of birth:28/02/1996.
University: Goa University
My name is Pratiksha Govenkar. I am 22 years old. I have completed my Masters in English. I am also taking training in classical dance Kathak at Kala Academy for past 8 years. I have attended workshops of great dancing legends like Guru Pandit Birju Maharaj, Guru Pandita Shama Bhate. I have also performed for the National Dance Festival which is held at Mardol. I am also a Bollywood dancer. Apart from this, I am also dancing for a well-known dance crew “Goa Institute of Performing Arts”.
What inclined you towards modelling? and are you looking forward to it as a full-time profession?
Since I am a professional classical dancer and I have started my training from the time I was in 8th std I feel dance and modelling is linked up through expression and body language. I also love posing. If I get good opportunities in the future I will definitely pursue it as my full-time profession and I am ready to struggle for it.
What was your reaction when you came to know that you were selected for Neutral View Mr & Ms Goa 2018?
Firstly I could not believe that I was selected for Neutral View Mr and Ms Goa 2018. It’s not that I underestimate myself but I always thought that my height would be an obstruction. When I was told that I am selected I got hope that I can do much better.
Have you participated in pageants before this?
This is my first time I am participating and I am very excited and nervous too.
How important winning this pageant is for you?
Winning this pageant is very important to me as I want to prove to those people who always discouraged me.
If you win Neutral View Miss Goa you will get a direct entry to Rubaru Miss India Elite, how are you preparing yourself?
Firstly I am improving on my communication skills. Morning yoga helps me a lot to keep my mind cool. Practising of ramp walk. Watching videos of ramp walk tutorials.
Are you feeling any pressure?
Yes there is pressure on me and I think every participant will have it but most importantly you need to know how to divert it in a positive way.
Your biggest support in life
My sister has been my biggest support in life. She has always motivated me and supported me whenever I got demotivation from people.
Any quote or saying that has a profound impact on you?
Be yourself and believe in yourself.
Any message for your friends and well wishers
I would like to thank all my friends and well wishers who kept supporting me and helping me. Whenever I felt low my friends were always there for me to rebuild my confidence.