“This one is for my Aai,” says Vaidehi Dongre, winner of Miss India USA 2021
Vaidehi said she is “honored and humbled” to represent Indian migrants living in the US as the new Miss India USA.Author : Divyanshi Soni
Vaidehi Dongre, a 25-year-old, from Michigan has been crowned as Miss India USA in 2021. She has shared her big win through an Instagram post.
While sharing the post and she wrote, “Humbled & honored to represent Indian immigrants living in the US as the new Miss India USA. This journey has been a whirlwind but at the root of it, I have always strived to be a role model for young girls, celebrate my rich South Asian heritage, and leave a lasting positive impact on my community. Miss India USA 2021 Next up, Miss India Worldwide!”
She further thanked all associated people and wrote, “To IFC & Dharmatma Saran & Neelam Saran Ji, thank you for giving young girls of South Asian origin a platform to make an impact and welcoming me into the Miss India USA Family. I hope to make you so proud.
-To my gurus for their forever blessings and guidance @shambhavi_dandekar @diya404 @smvv123
-To the village that raised me, supported me and taught me everything I know
-Aai and Baba- the values you inculcated in me and Vineet at such a young age have given me strength in times of hardship and light in times of darkness. Making sure that I learned the roots of where I come from: Marathi, Hindi, reading & writing, mythology, culture, food, love, spirituality, all whilst living in the US was no easy feat, thank you.”
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Arshi Lalani from Georgia stood as the first runner up and Mira Kasari from North Carolina was declared as the second runner-up in the beauty pageant.
Vaidehi Dongre is a graduate of the University of Michigan and currently, she is working as a business development manager.