The beauty queen hails from Trichy in Tamil Nadu, where modeling or competing for pageants seemed far from reality. She participated in the state pageant along with a friend and never thought she would win the title. With a fantastic opportunity in hand, Anukreethy started preparing for the national contest and learning by watching past winners. “After all, thousands of girls would have liked to be there. I am now given this opportunity, and so I should give my best to it,” she said, speaking to a source about the beginning of her pageant journey.