As a part of EPISODE-11 of ADOR LOVE SHOTS, enjoy an Interesting conversation between Udit Shah - CEO of Ador Dating, on the topic of "Journey of Winning Miss Asia India'18 and Becoming Founder" with Simran Malhotra - Miss Asia India '18, Queen India 18' and Founder of Zesh Skincare.
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Please share a brief about you and your journey as an Entrepreneur and achieving titles of Miss Asia India’ 18 & Queen of India ‘18
I started off my pageant journey from regional pageant to have been the youngest contestant to win the crown at the age of 18 only. After which I won 2 more titles to be able to represent at the national level pageant and win the title of Queen of India'18. Amongst girls from all over the country, we had sub contests for talent, personal interviews, social contribution, fitness, and on-stage performance to choose the winner, and as difficult as the competition could be, the journey of learning motivated me to grow further. This led me to represent India @MissAsia'18 where I qualified till the top 6 at an international platform and represented the culture and heritage of our country single-handedly. This challenging opportunity made me realize that I am capable of pushing my boundaries and multi-tasking. I wanted to give back to the society from which I had learned so much, and what better way to do this than to become an entrepreneur. I got inspired by the women of different domains.
Countries that I met at Miss Asia and decided to leverage my education of being a pharmacist with an MBA to take advantage of my science background and came up with Zesh skincare, a science-based skincare brand that makes skincare affordable to the bottom of the pyramid population as well. My journey as an entrepreneur has just started and is still a long way to go with learning every day.
Why and how did you start Zesh Skincare?
I have always taken care of my skin and hair. However, these self-care needs are yet considered a luxury for the masses and this is the gap I wanted to cover where skincare is affordable and effective.
The taboo of self-care being for the rich needs to be broken and Zesh Skin Care aims to achieve this goal.
What is your top 3 learning’s from Entrepreneurship that you will like to share with a young audience?
The top 3 lessons I have learnt until now as an entrepreneur are:
Not every unsuccessful attempt is a failure. Most of them are learning experiences to correct, improvise and execute again.
Learn how to absorb multiple skills and perform tasks simultaneously Because entrepreneurship is all about being the jack of all trades.
Become a smart worker and not a hard worker. Because once you have a business, you will have to become a quick decision maker, especially under stressful situations. In such cases, you need to know how to play smart.
How did you start your journey in Modelling?
I have always enjoyed public speaking and performing on stage. From anchoring school and college events to competing in public speaking forums, I knew that my passion is inclined to be able to voice my opinions strongly.
And that's when I came across the concept of pageantry which gives you a platform to be an all-rounder (a perfect reflection of what I have always been). There's a vast difference between modeling and pageantry and I will always call myself a pageant enthusiast.
It's a ladder of hard work which I climbed were my other hobbies helped me catapult higher. Tell us your journey of achievement of titles and success story in your modeling career. I wish to expand Zesh Skin Care into haircare since that is one concern faced by a major chunk of the population and introduce affordable products backed with strong science.
My small business is my passion and I would want it to make me mentally happy rather than becoming my money generating source. One global cause that you will stand up for and why would you choose that? One major global cause that I will stand up for is protecting Marine Life. I have always been in awe of marine life and the ecosystem and I am looking for associations that would help me work towards this cause as well.
I do contribute to it on a personal level but being able to help on a larger scale would definitely help me make a difference.
Fun and Rapid Fire Round on Ador Loveshots
Udit Shah: One entrepreneur with whom you would love to spend 1 hour of your time?
Simran: Elon Musk- just to understand why he names his children like passwords
Udit Shah: Who is your role model and why?
Simran: Princess Diana- Because she became a princess from a regular citizen and established the highest benchmark of being a humble person despite her royalty.
Udit Shah: If you had a chance to meet one Miss Universe who he/she will be?
Simran: One Miss Universe would definitely by Sushmita Sen. It's her aura and wisdom that makes me want to have a conversation with her.
Udit Shah: One dream that is larger than life for you
Simran: To witness a baby whale and a mother whale swim together while scuba diving is a dream larger than life for me because I know it's a rare sight to catch.
Udit Shah: Top 3 spots in your wish list that you would love to travel
Norway to see the northern lights
Udit Shah: One Quote to summarize your journey till now
Simran: Since I've been a sports player and a pageant winner, the best quote to summarize my journey till now would be Extraordinary people are just ordinary people who do everything in life with extraordinary passion. So, live like a beauty, but perform like a beast.
Thank you for your amazing answers. It was fun having you on Ador Loveshots.