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First look: Miss India USA 2011!

Last updated on: November 21, 2011 16:45 IST

First look: Miss India USA 2011!

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The annual pageant, held on November 20 in New Jersey, saw 23-year-old New Yorker Chandan Preeni Kaur take home the crown.

Royal Albert's Palace in Fords, New Jersey played host to a glamorous wingding on Saturday.

The Miss India USA pageant sees young beauties of Indian origin from across several states in the US compete annually; the winner then receives a shot at the grand Miss India Worldwide crown.

Emerging victorious this year was Miss India New York Chandan Preeni Kaur, a 23-year-old business administration student. Chandan holds a bachelor's degree in the field and is now pursuing her master's. Her hobbies include painting, travelling and cooking.


Image: Chandan Preeni Kaur, Miss India USA 2011
Photographs: Mohammed Jaffer/SnapsIndia
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Chandan received her crown from last year's winner, Natasha Arora, a a third-year student at the University of Texas-Austin.

She will now compete in the international contest for the title of Miss India Worldwide 2011 on February 25, in Suriname.


Image: Miss India USA 2010 Natasha Arora (right) crowned Chandan the winner
Photographs: Mohammed Jaffer/SnapsIndia
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