Indian Americans got three winners in the recently concluded India USA 2016 beauty pageant. They are Madhu Valli from Virginia, Sarita Pattnaik from Texas, and Rhea Manjrekar from New York. These three won the crowns out of 52 finalists from the Indian communities in USA. The annual beauty pageant was held in New Jersey.
19-year-old Madhu Valli from Virginia is titled Miss India USA 2016. The crown of Mrs. India USA 2016 has gone to Sarita Pattnaik of Texas, and Rhea Manjrekar of New York has bagged the Miss Teen India USA 2016 title. This is the 35th year of the beauty pageant for Indians in America.
Madhu Valli is a budding hip hop artist. She is studying music and communication at George Mason University. She aspires to make it big in music and has 14 different singles in her treasure. Mrs. India USA 2016, Sarita Pattnaik is a professional interior designer in Texas. She is mother of two children, too. She wishes to work as a social activist for women’s empowerment.
Rhea Manjrekar, the Miss Teen India USA 2016, has a philanthropy streak behind glamor and beauty. Working for homeless children is what she is passionate about. She has collected USD 50K over the past two years to fund the cause which is so close to her.
Namita Dodwadkar, the first Mrs India USA, was the chief guest in the grand finale of the India USA 2016 beauty pageant. Like previous years, the pageant saw the best of glamour and talent. The contestants wooed the judges with their super confidence and outstanding talent in different categories, according to Namita Dodwadkar.
Indian American Dharmatma Saran, the founder and president of the India USA pageant, organized and hosted the event this year too. The winners of the Indian USA 2016 beauty pageant will participate in the India Worldwide Competition, which will be held in Mumbai in 2017.
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