Miss World America: Thank you, God for blessing me with the service job of Miss World America 2021.
I feel so endlessly grateful to everyone who has held my hand, encouraged me, corrected me and guided me on my life journey. I am a heart patient with a complete heart block, I am a facial burns survivor and with your blessings, I have overcome many other problems in my life.
I’m now your first American of Indian origin and first Asian to become Miss World America. Because of the historic nature of my crowning, I believe this is a collective win. It’s not just my win. It’s a win for our inclusive “America”, It is a win for our diverse America, for every race, for everyone. I am honored to represent that Inclusivity that America has.
I want to share my life story and message that with hard work and endless kindness we can create a loving world.
It’s not always easy to talk about my deepest pains but I will talk so that I can help and strengthen others. I’ve dealt with 2 major life-threatening events in my life. Each time I have tried to convert my pain into purpose. Few years ago, I suffered from facial burns due to a car accident. I am also a heart patient with a complete heart block, I have a pacemaker in my heart to keep me alive.
I got my heart surgery at age 12 and I will be having a heart surgery soon. It’s a win for hard work. I’ve worked so life-threatening hard for this moment. I have lovingly and with great humility served over 100 nonprofits focusing on “Heart and Emotional Health”.
Grateful for the Miss World organization for planting the seed of service in my heart when I was very young. I was just 6 years, when I dressed up as “miss world” in my school event.
With your affectionate support, I invite you all to be a part of my journey.
Shree Saini has been a visiting student at Harvard University, Yale School of Drama, and Stanford University, later earning her bachelor’s degree from University of Washington. She studied Non-Profit Management at Harvard University, Performing Arts at Yale School of Drama, and Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford University and Journalism at University of Washington. She is a trained ballerina, and has been accepted to train at Joffrey Ballet.