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Indian-American Shree Saini crowned Miss World America


Shree Saini is the first Indian-American to win Miss World America. Photo credit: PTI
WASHINGTON: Indian-American Shree Saini was crowned Miss World America 2021 on Tuesday, according to an official announcement on the Miss World America website.
Saini, who was born in Punjab, held the title of Miss World America Washington and the prestigious position of MWA National Beauty with a Purpose Ambassador, a position she earned by working tirelessly to help those less fortunate and in need. Among many other accomplishments, her work has been recognized by UNICEF and Doctors without Borders among others.
The first Indian-American to win the crown of Miss World America 2021, Saini, who is from Washington state, is also unique in many other ways. An advocate for heart health, she has had a permanent pacemaker since she was 12 and overcame a major car accident that left her with burns all over her face. But she rarely lets any of that hold her back or define her. Saini also has a degree in journalism from the University of Washington.
Her profile on Instagram describes her as pacemaker patient, facial burns survivor and heart health and emotional health advocate. After the announcement of being crowned Miss America World, Saini posted on Instagram: “Thank you God for blessing me with the service job of Miss World America 2021.” She also said that she felt endlessly grateful to everyone who has held her hand, encouraged her, corrected her when needed, and guided her on her life journey. “It’s not just my win, but our collective win: it’s a win for our inclusive and diverse ‘America’, for every race, for every culture, for everyone. It’s a win for endless kindness, resilience and perseverance in tough times.”
Earlier, Nina Davuluri, who is now an American public speaker and advocate, became the first contestant of Indian descent to win the Miss America competition in 2014.
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