Parul Shah was named 3rd runner-up at the the Miss Grand International pageant on Sunday, October 25 at the Indoor Stadium Huamark in Bangkok Thailand.
Dominican Republic’s Anea Garcia won the Miss Grand International 2015 title, Thailand’s Rattikorn Kunsom was 4th runner-up, India’s Vartika Singh was 2nd runner-up while Australia’s Claire Parker was 1st runner-up.
Shah also won the Best in National Costume Award designed by Edwin Uy.
Binibing Pilipinas congratulated Parul for placing 3rd runner-up in the pageant. “Binibining Pilipinas Tourism 2014 Parul Shah is the 3rd runner up and the winner of the Best in National Costume award in Miss Grand International 2015 Pageant in Bangkok, Thailand participated by over 100 candidates all over the world. BPCI is proud of this achievement and would like to thank everyone who helped Parul in this amazing journey,” Bb. Pilipinas said in a statement.
During the final Q&A, where they were asked one question – who is the most influential person in her life? , the 26-year-old beauty queen answered she was inspired by her father.
Shah answered: “The most influential person in my life would be my father. I do believe that peace starts at home. I was born by a Filipina mother who is Christian and an Indian father who is Hindu, in a country that is govern by Muslims. And I do believe that we could co-exist together if there is understanding, and when there is no power struggle and no one tries to be above another. I’ve learned this from my father, he taught me that with having humility and respect, peace can ultimately be achieved.”