Indian born Shree Saini will become the first Indian-American to represent USA at the Miss World pageant after she was crowned Miss World America 2021.
25 year old Saini, born in Ludhiana, India, is extraordinary pageant winner for a number of reasons. Now an advocate for heart health, she was was diagnosed with a rare heart condition at the age of 12 and has been on a pacemaker since then.
Saini also suffered severe burns her to her entire face in a near fatal car accident in her freshman year of college.
Following these early setbacks in her life, Saini has dedicated much of her time to talking publicly about heart health and emotional health and to advocate for mental health and heart health. She has studied journalism at University of Washington and is a trained ballerina.
Miss World America pageant organisers shared the news via their official Instagram handle, “Miss World America is proud to announce that Shree Saini has been elected to serve as Miss World America 2021!”
“Shree, who is currently Miss World America Washington, also holds 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 her many accomplishments, her work has been recognized by UNICEF, Doctors without Borders, Susan G Komen, and many others.”
“We are certain Shree will continue to immaculately embody Beauty With A Purpose, and no doubt will be successful in raising awareness and attention to the Miss World America mission. Stay tuned and follow the Miss World America 2021 journey!”, the organisers added.
Right after being crowned, Shree said via Instagram, “Thank you God for blessing me, and allowing me to be of service as Miss World America 2021. I am the first American of Indian origin and first Asian to be crowned Miss World America 🇺🇸 👑”
“With your affectionate support, I invite you all to be part of my service journey.”, she wrote.