In a star-studded ceremony, Shree Saini was crowned Miss India USA 2017 with great spectacle and fanfare. The 21-year-old is a student at the University of Washington
At the age of 12, Shree had a pacemaker implanted and was told that she would never be able to perform. She is now an inspiration for all the young souls.
Shree quotes, “I believe in working together to create a hole that is greater than the sum of its parts.” The gorgeous beauty has always strived for a cause and is well focused on eliminating the evil of human trafficking. She wants to work towards promoting the importance of emotional well-being in the society. Her parents migrated to the US from Punjab.
Prerna was the first runner-up while Ishwarya was declared the second runner-up at the grand finale of the pageant. Swapna Mannam, 17, from New Jersey was crowned Miss Teen India USA 2017. While Simran was the first runner-up, Kritika bagged the sash as the second runner-up. 50 contestants from over two dozen states vigorously participated in the three different pageants – Miss India USA, Miss Teen India USA and Mrs India USA.
The contestants in addition to performing Bollywood dance and songs on stage gave motivational speeches, did mono acting, sang popular American songs, hip-hop, fusion music and even drew manifested paintings.
By – Pratibha Elin Lakra