Pooja's day begins early in the morning when she hits the gym followed by sessions to improve her diction. She also meets her dietitian everyday to keep her food intake perfect. The smiling model says there is a lot of difference between preparing for a Miss India and Miss World as in the first she only represented herself but in the latter the hopes and aspirations of an entire nation rests on her shoulders.
Pooja who will compete with 120 beauties of the world in the competition says her mother is her pillar of strength. In the past Indian beauties like Reita Faria, Aishwarya, Bachchan, Diana Hayden, Yukta Mookhey and Priyanka Chopra have won the title. Last year Parvathi Omanakuttan missed it narrowly and ended up being the first runner up.