Vaidehi Dongre from Michigan crowned Miss India USA until Navya Paingol from Michigan won the crown of Miss Teen India USA and Swathy from Connecticut that of Mrs India USA 2021 during the finals, held on July 16, 2021 at the Royal Albert Palace in Fords, NJ. 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.
Dongre, 25, graduated from the University of Michigan, majoring in international studies. She works as a business development manager with a major corporation. Vaidehi is a volunteer associate at the AWE Foundation, which is a platform for empowering women economically to create a multi-dimensional impact that spurs gender-balanced economic development. She is a business development analyst at New Zealand Trade Enterprise. The beauty queen is a highly motivated young female professional passionate about people and relationship building.
After her coronation, she spares her joy on social media and write “I want to leave a positive lasting impact on my community and focus on women’s financial independence and literacy.”
She also won the “Miss Talented” award for her flawless performance of Indian classical dance Kathak.
Started by New York-based eminent Indian-Americans Dharmatma and Neelam Saran under the banner of Worldwide Pageants around 40 years ago, Miss India USA is the longest-running Indian pageant outside India.