Beauty Talks with Urvashi Rautela, Miss Universe India 2015

Urvashi Rautela

Second time’s a charm they say and for Urvashi Rautela, winning the Miss Universe India title twice is simply surreal. A Bollywood star yet very grounded, Urvashi has been looking forward to the moment where she will respresent India in the prestigious Miss Universe pageant.  Taking some time off from her hectic schedule, she talked with Ric Galvez, founder of Missosology and Titan, Head of Missosology’s World Beauty Council about her preparations and expectations for the world’s most exciting major pageant.


Ric: How would you describe yourself?

I am a very fun loving and very passionate, compassionate and full of life. I love to help people and live life to the fullest. I strongly believe I don’t need to support one cause. I am a very multi tasking girl and had great leadership qualities since school. Till now I love the way it is. I love the fact that I want to help people, animals and when I am capable, to support all the causes. My parents have installed that in me since childhood and should stay for my entire life.

Ric: What makes you proud as an Indian?

I want to thank my parents for their unconditional love. Thank my dad for not clipping my wings and for letting me fly. Thank my mother for inspiring me to be patient and to always speak the truth- which we strongly believe is the true message of Hinduism. And also thank you to all my wonderful teachers, who inspired me to believe in myself and be brave.

Urvashi Rautela
Urvashi Rautela

Ric: What is your breakfast like?

My breakfast keeps on changing. I like to have change and like to experiment with food. Egg whites, oat meal, healthy breakfast are something that I go for.

Titan: If you were to give a message to a global terrorist, what would it be?

I would like to tell him that global terrorism is extreme both in its lack of realistic goals and in its cynical exploitation of the vulnerability of complex. Also the war against terrorism is terrorism and everybody’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s a really easy way: stop participating in it.

Titan: Beauty queens are scrutinized excessively for having a perfect body that meets International standards. Do you think swimsuit round should be exist in beauty pageants, especially Miss Universe?

Perfect body showcases ultimate self discipline. The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline by creating great character. Also pageants like Miss Universe pageant is not only just about swimsuit & perfect body however about inner beauty as the beauty of a woman is not in exterior but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.

Urvashi Rautela
Urvashi Rautela

Ric: Can you tell one significant decision India has made recently that has affected your countrymen. And is it for better or for worse?

Bringing economy back on track. In a bid to arrest inflation, Modi Government asked States to delist fruits and vegetables from the Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC Act). This decision has protected farmers from the middle men and succeeded in preventing hoarding. This in turn has helped in taming inflation.

With inflation on check, economic growth is picking up steadily. It is important to note that Indian economy has thrown up the best growth figures in two-and-a-half years. The GDP growth in April-June quarter is the highest in the last nine quarters. This is a sufficient indication that economy is turning around under the leadership of Narendra Modi.

Urvashi Rautela
Urvashi Rautela

Titan: India won its last Miss Universe title in 2000, why do you think there is no Miss Universe from your country since then?

There is no particular reason behind it. I feel all girls will be well deserving. I believe in destiny. I also believe the harder you work, the luckier we get. We have to get the best shot.

Titan: If you had to change one thing in history, what would it be and why?

Events in our past shape us for who we are today. I don’t like to live with regrets in my life, so I try to minimize them as much as I can. I don’t regret anything in my past. It’s over with. If we didn’t live through the difficult times, maybe we wouldn’t be as resilient as we are today. So, I wouldn’t change anything, either.


Urvashi Rautela
Urvashi Rautela

Missosology would like to thank Kapil Mishra for facilitating the interview and wishes Urvashi Rautela all the best at Miss Universe 2015 contest!


  1. Her response on terrorism——-“in its cynical exploitation of the vulnerability of complex”. Huh? What the f_ck is she talking about? Sounds like she’s throwing heavy words out there that does not make any sense. Perhaps to a simpleton it sounds intellectual. LOL. And she is one of the frontrunners in the Miss U? Big joke. Her prominent cheekbones is not that attractive. Next.

    • Her response was in regards to the exploitation of young men/woman who suffer from a self-esteem or complex issue in which terrorist groups give them an outlet. The complex of inferiority that is ingrained makes certain individuals vulnerable to the next cult that can promise mobilization out of it. So her comment wasnt all a bunch of big words, it had sense. Albeit, it sounded like she rehearsed that one too much using the thesaurus and it may go over many peoples heads.

      • Why can’t she just say “and its exploitation of the vulnerable and the weak”? Incorrect syntax means no message. You are obviously expounding what you THINK she meant. Must be an Indian way of saying what you think.

        • And BTW, her added message “the war on terrorism is terrorism” and everyone should “stop participating in it” does not make sense. Does she want to be a sitting duck for the ISIS terrorists whose ultimate goal is to control Europe, Asia and Africa? Prayers and pleading won’t deter a terrorist from taking your life and your land. Again, her answer is a big fail.

          • I agree on this part, this part of her answer made absolutely no sense as she did not present any examples of where the war against terrorism is terrorism so that we may understand this non characteristic point of view. I concede that.

            But I do say, the choice to fight ISIS is still split decision internationally, especially in India where they feel there is no need since ISIS is not an immediate threat. But India is the victim of other forms of terror, which makes her comment utterly useless.

        • First of all, I am an American. Secondly, I also have some cognizance of the Indian speech pattern. Her English, I admit isnt the best, but based on Indian patterns used to convey an English sentence, this is what someone can deduce. Now you cant complain she should speak in a way everyone understands her English. That’s like saying every Latin contestant should know English. It’s the “internationality” of the contest not the “Miss who can conform to International Standards” competition. Her syntax, though not correct, makes sense to her audience as Miss India. Picking on her for her English when you have a bunch of other contestants where people admire them for their effort to speak English, is kind of weak. Why are we lynching Miss India? It is not like she made a completely incoherent response like Miss South Carolina, who despite being a native speaker of American English, used absolutely nonsensical syntax when answering her final question. Regardless, we did understand the gist of her statement, “They need maps”. We felt bad for her, but the gist of her response that “Americans need maps because they cant locate the US on a map”, is far worse an answer than “terrorism is propagated by the exploitation of individuals with low self esteem and “complexes”‘

          I’m just saying, she made an effort to make a point which may not make sense because of a language barrier. It isnt the same as if she was a native speaker and still made that comment, wherein she knows the syntax is off.

          • I am not lynching Ms. India hon, it so happen she is featured in this article with her thoughts laid out here for us to read. I am commenting on her ONE response. So it is not a lynch. If English is not her first language, then she should STOP using heavy words to make it sound that she is a very intellectual person. It does not work that way. Hopefully she will read this. It would help her in her quest for the title. Using simple words is the key.

          • “Using simple words is the key.”

            I could agree with you more! I hope she does read this and cut down the big words, it’s not the place to try them out. HAHA

  2. Inflation in India has gone down? India or the world has had such bad events happening and she doesn’t even want to change one? not even the partition of India that led to and still leads to many deaths between India and pakistan? not even the genocides, disasters and world wars….? And as Lara Kendana pointed out, I agree, what does she mean by “cynical exploitation of the vulnerability of complex” ? .. Miss India be yourself and get your basics right …there is still some time….stop shaking your head like the way you are doing in the video….be grounded…you are a potential candidate to win the crown and we all will be praying…but get your act together first. all d best

  3. Honestly, not sure what’s all the “hoopla” with Miss India. Cute, she is, but gorgeous or ba-ba-boom she’s not. So far, candidates to watch are Colombia, USA, Australia, Georgia, Netherlands, Angola, France, Venezuela, Thailand, Indonesia, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Peru, Brasil, Uruguay among a few others from Europe.

  4. I love Ms. India and I think she has a fair chance of snatching the crown but her styling in MU now is leaning towards the retro segment. She’s showing this “big sister” vibe looking more mature than the other contestants older than her (e.g. hair volume is just too close to my aunt’s hairdo). Her eyes though are just sizzling hot!