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UmaSofia Srivastava Crowned Miss Teen USA 

UmaSofia Srivastava Crowned Miss Teen USA

UmaSofia Srivastava Crowned Miss Teen USA 

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India-West News Desk

NEW YORK, NY –  UmaSofia Srivastava, a Mexican-Indian high school student, has been crowned Miss Teen USA 2023, which saw participation from over 50 young women from across the country, in a live-streamed contest in Nevada state.

The 16-year-old high school Junior at the Academy of St Elizabeth had become the first Mexican-Indian Miss New Jersey Teen USA earlier this year.

“IS THIS REAL??? I am so grateful and honored that I’m the first Mexican-Indian, first New Jersey, your MISS TEEN USA 2023!!!” Srivastava wrote on social media after winning the coveted title last week.

“This night is truly the best night of my life because I was crowned with the people that have loved and supported me throughout everything cheering for me in the audience.”

Srivastava, who speaks English, Spanish, Hindi and French, hopes to become a UN Ambassador.

She works with the Lotus Petal Foundation to help underprivileged children in India receive a well-rounded education, proper nutrition and healthcare.

A co-founder of the Diversity & Inclusion campaign at her school, Srivastava also participates in Mock Trial and Model United Nations, according to her pageant biography.

She has authored and illustrated a book, “The White Jaguar”, which she says, is to inspire people of all ages to embrace what makes them unique.

Also a pianist, Srivastava runs her own blog, That’s Fan Behavior, where she writes about her experience as a woman of colour and current events.

Miss New York Teen USA Stephanie Skinner was named first runner-up and Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA Maggie Ross was second runner-up in the pageant.

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  • This is an interesting item. India has a significant contribution to the world about beauty from ancient to modern times in many fields like music, dance, architecture and many others. An interesting pamphlet is ” The message of Beauty to Civilisation” by Dr. Rukmini Devi Arundale. The pdf is at: isisinvokes.com/free-pdf-s?task=download.send&id=441&catid=63&m=0, and possibly at other websites. I have read it many times and had in person discussions with her on this subject.

    October 6, 2023
  • Congratulations! to UmaSofia Srivastava for her crowning placement as the first Mexican/Indian Teen Queen in the United States. Her selection is an honor to all people of India and Mexico who share common traits in courage, beauty, pride in family unit, respect for the elderly, and appreciation of arts and culture. Mexican/Indian unions have a long history of immigration, assimilation, and matrimony in California. Several years back, outstanding research was conducted by Dr. Leonard of the University of California at Irvine titled, “Making Ethnic Choices: California’s Punjabi Mexican Americans” (Asian American History & Culture) Paperback – January 25, 1994
    by Karen Leonard (Author). This book is highly recommended to all those who are interested in India/Mexico cultural studies.

    October 17, 2023

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