Twenty-five-year-old Vaidehi Dongre was crowned as Miss India USA 2021. Arshi Lalani from Georgia was declared the first runner up at the beauty pageant held over the weekend.
Dongre, a graduate from the University of Michigan, majoring in international studies works as a business development manager with a major corporation.
She also won the ‘Miss Talented’ award for her flawless performance of Indian classical dance Kathak.
“I want to leave a positive lasting impact on my community and focus on women’s financial independence and literacy,” Vaidehi said.
While Lalani, 20, amazed everyone with her performance and confidence and was declared the first runner up. She suffers from brain tumour.
As many as 61 contestants from 30 states participated in three different pageants – Miss India USA, Mrs India USA and Miss Teen India USA. Winners of all three categories get complimentary tickets to travel to Mumbai to take part in worldwide pageants.