19-year-old Vedika Karkal, from Ponda is Miss Goa 2022. The beauty and brains is a 2nd year BBA student of Dempo College of Management, Panaji. She was crowned at a glittering pageant, held at Pride Sun Village Resort, Arpora. Vedika said, “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.”
And her goal to win led her straight to her crowning moment. She faced stiff competition from the other contestants, but after putting in the hours of grooming, the hard work, paid off eventually, she said.
Born in Panjim, she credits her parents for teaching her ‘never to take the focus off the larger objectives in life.’ Says the vividly elated Vedika, “While I aim for the skies, the values, I’m brought up with will always ensure that my feet are always grounded. It is that very belief and value system which we believe in & practice in daily life, is that made me stand out and win this Miss Goa title.”
And she is determined to work hard and ‘keep the name of Goa, Stellar Miss Goa & my family high at National and International pageants.’
All the best, Vedika!