WA family notches firsts in global beauty pageant
Miss World America contestants are arriving in Seattle this week.
Driving the news: The crowning of the winner, who becomes the U.S. representative to the Miss World pageant, will be held on Oct. 5 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.
- Regular tickets are $185.
- Their daughter, Shree Saini is the reigning Miss World America and was the first Indian-American woman to represent the United States at the Miss World pageant, which was held in Puerto Rico.
Catch up quick: Shree Saini is a University of Washington graduate who has a pacemaker, survived facial burns from a car accident and has made overcoming disabilities a part of her platform.
- She placed second in the overall competition last year.
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