Sweezal Furtado, 18-year-old has made all Indians proud by clinching the coveted title of Miss Teen International Princess at the recently concluded Miss Teen Universal 2023 pageant held in Peru, South America. She also won the titles Miss Teen Universal Asia and Best National Costume Award.
Her journey into the fashion industry commenced when Sweezal emerged as one of the winners in the Ignite India Meraki Fashion Competition held in Bengaluru in February 2021. She was crowned as the Fresh Face of Ignite India 2021, showcasing her true potential and undeniable charm.
Ignite India Education, as name itself suggests, was inspired by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s vision of India beyond 2020. This institute works with youth and prepares them for national level entrance examinations in the area of Fashion Technology, Art and Design. The Meraki Fashion competition involves designing fashion ware, using their creativity, innovation, ability to manage within given constraints and material handling skills. In addition, it also involves writing a concept of the design. Six girls, who won this competition, were given an opportunity to walk the ramp to show case the collection by Govind Kumar Singh, who is also founder of Ingite India.
Sweezal’s triumphant stride continued as she secured the title of Miss Supermodel India 2022, the Second Runner Up in the prestigious STAR Entertainment Production held at The Leela Palace, New Delhi. This achievement paved the way for her current reign as Miss Teen Universal India 2023, a testament to her growing prominence in the national and international pageant circuit. She won title Star Miss Teen India South 2021.
With her sights set on global recognition, Sweezal journeyed to Peru to represent the country at the Miss Teen International Pageant.