Indian-American Shree Saini’s beauty spirit is infectious. A survivor of heart surgery, she’s all set to compete for Miss World America 2020 pageant.
The 2020 Miss World America pageant will see Indian-American Shree Saini, who has been the chosen representative of Washington state. A survivor of heart surgery at age 12 for a pacemaker implant and a burns survivor, Saini is also a global motivational speaker. Interestingly, she has been invited to address audiences about her life experience and messages of resilience and kindness, in more than eight countries and 30 states in the United States.
A graduate of University of Washington, Saini has been a visiting student at Harvard, Stanford and Yale Universities, and has earned the ‘Best Pageant Titleholder’ award and recognitions from the Secretary of State, Senate, Governor and the American Heart Association CEO. She has volunteered with hundreds of charitable foundations and fundraised $1.3 billion for charities around the world. “Serving others and inspiring others is a responsibility for me. It is our duty that we shine with enthusiasm and serve others with love. That is Beauty with a Purpose for me!
“My preparations began last year but the dream began at age 5. I am a big believer that we should serve without hesitation and love without limits. We can daily serve others by speaking life into others and choosing endless kindness with everybody and always. We need to reach out and serve rather than wait,” notes Shree.
The event will be held in the form of a series of virtual web casts in combination with online submissions due to the coronavirus pandemic. All contestants will participate in real-time preliminary competitions and receive camera time in front of a live audience and judges.
In an unfortunate incident, Saini could not finish competing for Miss World America 2019, as she collapsed before the final night of the competition. “I came backstage to change into my evening gown when I collapsed and was rushed to the ER. I was heartbroken. It was a rare incident. My whole family was shaken. There are many incidents in our lives that we cannot control, but we can control our responses. With rock solid faith in God and His timing, I am traveling to my life’s journey once again,” she smiles.
If Saini wins, she will represent America at Miss World. Best wishes to you, girl!