The results of the Femina Miss India 2020 have made the dreams of the runner-up Manya Singh come true. The Miss India runner-up 2020 is the daughter of an autorickshaw driver Omprakash Singh from Uttar Pradesh. Overcoming innumerable struggles, Manya won the runner-up title of the prestigious Femina Miss India beauty pageant.
Manya Singh’s journey from being an auto rickshaw driver’s daughter to the Miss India platform is nothing short of inspirational. 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. In Instagram, Manya Singh posted, “”I’ve spent numerous nights without food and sleep. I’ve spent many afternoons walking for miles on end. My blood, sweat, and tears have amalgamated into courage to pursue my dreams. Being a rickshaw driver’s daughter, I never had the opportunity to attend school as I had to start working in my teens. All the clothes I had were hand-me-downs. I yearned for books, but luck wasn’t in my favour. Eventually, my parents mortgaged whatever little jewellery my mother had to ensure that I paid my exam fees in order to earn a degree. My mother has suffered a lot to provide for me. At 14, I ran away from home. I somehow managed to complete my studies in the day, became a dishwasher in the evening and worked at a call centre at night. I’ve walked hours to reach places so I could save the rickshaw fare. “