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  • Rijul Maini, crowned Miss India USA 2023
  • Rijul is a medical student from Michigan
  • Sneha Nambiar from Massachusetts was crowned Mrs India USA

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Michigan's Rijul Maini wins Miss India USA 2023. Sneha Nambiar crowned Mrs. India, Saloni Rammohan as Miss Teen. Virginia's Greeshma Bhat, first runner-up.

Indian- American student Rijul Maini, crowned as Miss India USA 2023

Rijul Maini, a 24-year-old medical student from Michigan, was recently crowned Miss India USA 2023 at the annual pageant held in New Jersey.

Alongside, Sneha Nambiar from Massachusetts was crowned Mrs India USA, and Saloni Rammohan from Pennsylvania earned the Miss Teen India USA title.
On the other hand, Greeshma Bhat of Virginia was declared first runner-up and Ishita Pai Raikar of North Carolina was the second runner-up.

The organizers mentioned that three distinct pageants—Miss India USA, Mrs India USA, and Miss Teen India USA—featured a combined 57 contestants from over 25 states. Winners in each category will receive complimentary airfare to participate in Miss-Mrs-Teen India Worldwide.

Who is Rijul Maini

A model and medical student, Ms. Maini aspires to become a surgeon, aiming to inspire women globally through her example, as per the beauty pageant.

Ms Maini took to Instagram and shared a post about the same. The 24-year-old wrote, "I am so humbled and grateful to say that I am the new MISS INDIA USA 2023! This could not have been possible without the support of my loving parents and family, Michigan pageant directors @chrysaliscouturemi @msindiamichigan @utsavplanners, and ride or die friends that stuck with me every step of the way. They say it takes a village and that couldn't be more true!!"

She thanked her family and her mother who curated her outfits. "And to my loving amazingly talented momma, who curated the most beautiful outfits for me to walk the stage. Love you so much, I am so blessed to have you!! @soniamainii Thank you to @gauridesigns for executing such stunning pieces!! I am especially grateful for the family of amazing, strong, confident women I gained throughout this process. Your light shines so bright, never dim it for anyone. Thank you to @ifc_worldwidepageants for an incredible opportunity!! Can't wait to see what the future holds," she added.

What is Miss India USA?

Miss India USA, a beauty pageant for young American women of Indian origin, was founded in 1980 by the India Festival Committee under Dharmatma Saran. The pageant winner represents the U.S. at Miss India Worldwide.

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