Punjab-born Shree Saini becomes the first Indian-American to win the crown of Miss World America 2021. She is among the most unique pageant winners to be crowned.
She was crowned by Diana Hayden at the Miss World America headquarters in Los Angeles. Shree also took to her social media handle to share some pictures from her winning moment along with her message offering gratitude for this win.
Saini stated, "Thank you God for blessing me with the service job of Miss World America 2021. I feel so endlessly grateful to everyone who has held my hand, encouraged me, corrected me when needed, and guided me on my life journey. It's not just my win, but OUR collective win: it's a win for our inclusive and diverse "America", for every race, for every culture, for everyone. It's a win for endless kindness, resilience and perseverance in tough times."
Saini's journey to this achievement has not been an easy one. Saini had a permanent pacemaker since she was 12 years of age. She had also survived a disastrous car accident that had left burn marks all over her face.
A news report quoted her to saying, "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. Thank you Miss World America for this honour."
She has not only made a history but is also an inspiration to all.