Mangaluru: Swathi Mangala, a resident of Jeppu Mangaluru, emerged as the winner of the prestigious 'Best Personality' title in the fourth season of the Mr & Mrs UAE International beauty pageant held in Dubai, UAE. Swathi has been residing in Dubai since 2012 and has actively participated in various activities in the city.

The Mr & Mrs UAE International 2023 event took place on May 7 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View. The competition featured a total of 31 talented contestants who were divided into three different categories. The Gold category comprised 11 participants between the ages of 24 and 37, while the Platinum category consisted of 10 participants aged between 38 and 50.

Additionally, there were 10 male participants competing for the Mr UAE International title.

Prior to the finale, the contestants underwent three days of intensive training at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View. On the day of the event, the morning session showcased the contestants' talents, during which Swathi Mangala mesmerized the audience with her exceptional yoga skills. Being a dedicated practitioner since 2006, she effortlessly demonstrated her expertise on stage.

Later in the evening, the participants participated in the ramp walk and questionnaire rounds, which included various segments like the ethnic round, coordination set round, western wear round, and gown round.

Swathi Mangala, competing in the Gold category, triumphed as the winner of the 'Mrs Best Personality' title. She was bestowed with a sash, certificate, and an exclusive gift hamper from the renowned Turkish brand, Flormar, as recognition for her remarkable achievement.

The Mrs UAE International beauty pageant is an esteemed event organized under the patronage of the UAE government. The pageant is presented by being muskaan, a foundation founded by Mrs. Meena Asrani in 2019 with the aim of empowering women. This particular beauty pageant focuses on encouraging married, separated, and divorced women to step out of their comfort zones and exhibit their beauty, talent, and confidence on an international platform.

Expressing her joy, Swathi Mangala stated that her journey from being a finalist to securing the title of 'Mrs Best Personality' in the Mr and Mrs UAE International 2023 beauty pageant was an incredible experience and a cherished memory that she would forever hold dear.

Swathi Mangala holds an MSc in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from SDM College, Ujire. In Dubai, she is employed by a property development company. She is a devoted mother of two children, while her husband works for ENBD Bank.

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London, Jun 10: Australia declared their second innings at 270 for 8 on day four, setting India a mammoth 444-run target to the win the World Test Championship final here on Saturday.

Australia had taken a massive first-innings lead of 173.

Resuming at 123 for 4 on Saturday, they added 147 runs before skipper Pat Cummins declared the innings an hour into the post-lunch session on the fourth day.

Alex Carey was the top-scorer for Australia in the second innings, scoring an unbeaten 66.

Mohammed Shami (2/39), Ravindra Jadeja (3/58), Umesh Yadav (2/54) and picked up the four wickets for India on day four.

Ajinkya Rahane (89) and Shardul Thakur (51) had guided India to 296 in the first innings after the top order collapsed.

Brief Scores:

Australia: 469 and 270 for 8 declared in 84.3 overs (Alex Carey 66 not out, Mitchell Starc 41, Ravindra Jadeja 3/58).

India 1st Innings: 296.