A 18-year Indian Origin Girl makes India Proud as she has won the title of Miss India USA 2022. Aarya Walvekar was crowned with the title of Miss India USA 2022 in New Jersey. Saumya Sharma, a second-year premedical student at the University of Virginia, was declared the first runner up and Sanjana Chekuri of New Jersey was the second runner-up. Akshi Jain of Washington State has crowned Mrs. India USA and Tanvi Grover of New York was crowned as Miss Teen India USA.
After winning the title Aarya spoke about her achievement. She added, "It has been my childhood dream to see myself on the silver screen and work in films and TV." Speaking about her interests, debates and cooking are her favorite hobbies, she also cherishes the experience of traveling and exploring unchartered territories.
About the Pageant
It was started by New York-based Indian- Americans Dharmatma and Neelam Saran under the banner of Worldwide Pageants. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the pageant which is the longest-running Indian pageant outside of India. As many as 74 contestants representing 30 states participated in three different pageants -Miss India USA, Mrs. India USA, and Miss Teen India USA.
Winners of all three categories receive complimentary tickets to Mumbai early next year to take part in Worldwide Pageants organized by the same group event.