Meet our finalist in Mrs India South Africa pageant

Saumya Gautam

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Date 20 April 2018
Author Tatum Sieni
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The only Cape Town finalist in the Mrs India South Africa competition to be held in Durban in August this year is a medical doctor, Saumya Gautam, who hails from Century City.

Saumya , who was born in Mumbai India, met her South African husband, Siddharth, while he was on holiday in her home city in 2012. After a long distance courtship they married five years ago and settled in Century City.

“We love it here. It’s so clean and green and I look out from our Waterstone West apartment over a  beautiful water feature. It is so peaceful. We don’t want to go anywhere else, unless perhaps somewhere else in this precinct such as Waterstone Isles. Maybe we will manage that in a year or two,” she laughs while cuddling her adored Yorkshire Terrier, Scooby.

Saumya, who comes from a family of doctors – her mother is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and her father a Cardiologist - is a medical intern at Tygerberg Hospital. She intends to start her specialisation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the next year or two.

Her husband, Siddharth, is also a medical doctor at Tygerberg Hospital, and is currently doing his registrarship/training  in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

It was Siddharth in fact who entered Saumya for the Mrs India South Africa contest. The first she knew about it was a phone call close to midnight on New Year’s Eve.

“I was overwhelmed but delighted as this gives me the opportunity and a platform to really help empower women.

“Every second woman is suffering and being able to use this platform to assist others and do good for humanity by using my skills and service to the community is the sole reason I am participating in this competition.”

Saumya says she will be spending much of the next six months working for a number of charities – the SMILE Foundation and abused women and children in particular. 

“But working for the good of humanity as a whole is for me not just for a short period ahead of the pageant. It is a calling I have for my entire life.”

In August after a trip back to India to finalise her pageant wardrobe, Saumya will be jetting off to Durban to compete against 24 other finalists from around the country. The Mrs India South Africa winner will automatically go forward to the Mrs India World Pageant.

Saumya is the first Cape Town finalist in the 11-year old pageant and we wish her everything of the best in bringing back the crown to Century City, Cape Town!