What Would You Do to Save the World?: Confessions of a Could-have-been Beauty Queen

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Riya has always had a secret ambition winning the coveted Miss Indian Beauty crown. It s Riya s chance to turn fantasy into reality. The Miss Indian Beauty contest could well be her ticket to instant fame and success. After all, she s good-looking, intelligent, confident and, most importantly, tall how difficult could it be? But Riya is in for a dose of reality, as she soon finds herself in the company of twenty-two gorgeous girls, under house arrest in a five-star hotel in Mumbai for a rigorous training session that will test them all to their limits. With each girl s eyes set on the crown, the mood is emotionally charged and the atmosphere intense, exhilarating, vicious and explosive all at once. What Would You Do to Save the World? is a delightfully entertaining first novel which reveals the dust behind the diamonds, the tears behind the plastic smiles, and dishes the dirt on what really goes on behind the scenes of a beauty pageant.

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Ira Trivedi has lived in nine different cities, across four countries and three continents. She has studied Economics and International Relations at Wellesley College, and been a student of French in Aix-en-Provence in the South of France. She took part in the Femina Miss India contest in 2004.

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An original book by a young girl in the current scenario of plagiarism and packaging novels is creditable... For the first time, a Could-have-been Beauty Queen , Ira Trivedi, a beauty pageant participant, pens a bare-all account of the process from application to the commonplace final question asked of the five finalists, that is the title of her book, What Would You Do to Save the World? --Times Of India (Madras Plus)

It is an interesting story, narrated by a beauty pageant participant as she exposes all dirt the behind the glitter ... But it is a story about a little girl s fairytale of being crowned Miss Indian Beauty , her chase for the title, the dream shattering and a few lessons learnt. Every girl can identify with this story in most ways. And if you re into glamour, drama and just plain girlie gossip, you ll like reading this. --Cybernoon

An entertaining first novel which reveals the dust behind the diamonds, the tears behind the plastic smiles, and dishes the dirt on what really goes on behind the scenes of a beauty pageant. --Deccan Herald

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