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Shreya Gundelly was crowned Miss Wisconsin Teen USA for 2021. (Miss Wisconsin Teen USA photo)

Indian American teen Shreya Gundelly was crowned the new Miss Wisconsin Teen USA last month, according to a report by WMTV.

The 19-year-old from Mequon who is a pre-med student at New York University was quoted in the report as saying: “It brings tears to my eyes still, it was the best moment.”

A classic Indian dancer, Gundelly, the first Indian American to be crowned Miss Wisconsin Teen USA, began performing in pageants six years ago.

“Looking at pageants, I never had a role model to really look up to that looked like myself,” Gundelly said in the report, adding, “A lot of people told me I couldn’t do pageants because I was Indian.”

The Miss Teen USA pageant will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this November.

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