NRI Shree Saini becomes first NRI to be crowned Miss World America
Los Angeles, Oct, 08, 2021
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Shree Saini win Miss World America 2021 and become the first NRI woman to hold this title. Crowned by model and the winner of Miss World 1997 pageant Diana Hayden. Saini is noted to be the first Indian-origin contestant to represent America at a global stage.
At the age of 12, Saini was diagnosed with a complete heart block and has had a permanent pacemaker.
Saini said :
I am happy and quite nervous. I can’t express my feelings (in words). All the credit goes to my parents, especially my mother because of whose support I am here.
Being Miss World America was My childhood dream and I wants to inspire others to rise above their challenges.
Shree Saini was born in Punjab in 1996 and has been residing in the United States from the age of five.
In 2018, Saini was crowned Miss India Worldwide at a pageant held in the Fords City of New Jersey.
She “began dancing at age 3, and continued to dance, even after receiving a pacemaker at 12 and being told she could never dance again.
To regain her strength, Shree took extra dance classes and danced up to 6 hours a day for years.
She is Trained in journalism from the University of Washington,
Saini has participated in various non-degree courses at prestigious universities such as Harvard University, Yale School of Drama, and Stanford University.
As a trained ballerina, Saini has also been accepted to train at the premier dance company of Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, Illinois.