Vaidehi Dongre crowned Miss India USA, says ‘it empowers women of Indian origin’

Coming in as a proud second for India, American Indian Vaidehi Dongre from Michigan was topped Miss India USA 2021. Apart from Vaidehi, Arshi Lalani from Georgia was declared the primary runner-up on the magnificence pageant held over the weekend. Dongre graduated from the University of Michigan, majoring in worldwide research. She works as a enterprise improvement supervisor with a serious company. While chatting with PTI, Vaidehi mentioned, “I wish to go away a constructive lasting affect on my group and deal with ladies’s monetary independence and literacy.”

Vaidehi Dongre topped Miss India USA

Diana Hayden, Miss World 1997, was the chief visitor and chief decide for the pageant. A complete of 61 contestants from 30 states participated in three totally different pageants — Miss India USA, Mrs India USA, and Miss Teen India USA. Winners of all three classes get complimentary tickets to journey to Mumbai to participate in worldwide pageants. Vaidehi, who has majored in worldwide research, gained the ‘Miss Talented’ title when she gave a flawless efficiency of Indian classical dance kind Kathak.

She shared her victory story on Instagram with a collection of images from the sweetness pageant the place she will be seen along with her sash and crown. “Thrilled to be representing the state of Michigan at Miss India USA in July! The Miss India USA pageants have at all times supplied a platform to empower and encourage ladies of Indian origin. As a little bit lady having been born in India and raised within the US, I’ve at all times straddled the road between Indian & American tradition and values & found all of the superb items that each have to supply. I consider that the Miss India USA platform will give me the boldness & sources to additional my objectives, and go away a constructive lasting affect on my group. Wish me luck This one is for my Aai (Mom),” she wrote.

Apart from this, simply 48 hours earlier than the pageant, Vaidehi took to Instagram and shared her ideas on the sweetness pageant. She wrote in regards to the final 12 months which had been unsure for a lot of. “Less than 48 hours earlier than I go away to go compete on the Miss India USA National pageant in NJ and I couldn’t be extra excited!! This previous 12 months has been one of many hardest of my life as I’m certain it has been for a lot of others. On a private degree, I moved again residence in February of 2020 as a result of pandemic and stayed to assist my household by way of a troublesome time. After a full 12 months of deep reflection and work on myself, the Miss India Michigan pageant made me notice how a lot development can come from leaning into challenges. Participating in and profitable the Miss India Michigan pageant introduced me a degree of inside readability and confidence that I didn’t suppose was attainable.” 


IMAGE: vaidehidongre/ Instagram

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