Awarded as the Peter England Mr. India Style Icon 2017, Lakshya Sharma shares his experience as the winner of the title and his life after the pageant.

How important is the education for an individual?

I think it provides an individual with the suitable sense of decision-making. Throughout my journey at Mr. India, my educational background played a vital role in terms of professionalism, style of communication and ultimately leaving an impact. It added to my personality and presented me different from other contestants.

Where do you see yourself five years from now?

I am always learning, therefore, five years from now, I guess would have a better version of me with a different vision, clear dreams and a focused aspiration. I am looking forward to taking some acting projects and shall make it to the big screen. The only thing that will not change is my intention to make earth a better place to live and stay connected to my roots.

How difficult is the survival, when you belong to a non-metro city?

I believe ‘talent’ is a gift of God and sooner or later it gets recognized. However, opportunity needs to be created with tremendous hard work. It has been extremely challenging for me to reach here. If you have the zeal to achieve something, the universe makes it happen. Mr. India was one of the biggest opportunities to prove myself and to be frank, it killed my fear of being an average.

How did your life change post Mr. India Style Icon pageant?

It has given me recognition and love. It also made me realize my responsibilities towards the society and the younger generation as a youth icon. I made my parents, city and people around me proud. It is the beginning of my journey in which I managed to achieve the title of Mr India Style Icon 2017. The change has just begun, I have much more to achieve.

Any advice or suggestion for the young aspirants.

“Success is inevitable only if you don’t give up. After a series of rejections, I am what I am. Be practical and don’t fall prey to the fraudsters”.