Cover photo: L to R: Sree Saini, Karolina Bielawska, and Olivia Yace. Photo courtesy: Miss World pageant.
Atlanta, GA, March 17, 2022: Indian-American Shree Saini was crowned the first runner-up at the Miss World 2021 beauty pageant held on March 17 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She represented the United States at the beauty pageant.
Saini is a facial burns survivor.
Karolina Bielawska of Poland was crowned Miss World 2021, which was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 70th edition of the event was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the Coca-Cola Music Hall. Olivia Yace of Côte d’Ivoire is the second runner-up
Introducing the winners, Miss World organization tweeted: “Our newly crowned Miss World Karolina Bielawska from Poland with 1st Runner Up Shree Saini from US 2nd Runner up Olivia Yace from Côte d’Ivoire.”
Toni-Ann Singh, Miss World 2020, also graced the event by performing a special number ‘The Prayer’ to show her support for Ukraine in the midst of its conflict with Russia.
“Our current Miss World Toni-Ann Singh performs ‘The Prayer’ as we light candles around the world to stand with Ukraine. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house #mwcandlesforukraine.” tweeted from Miss World’s handle.
Shree Saini is from Punjab’s Ludhiana, but moved to Washington, DC with her family when she was five. Despite being involved in a fatal accident that resulted in facial burns, Shree did not give up and returned stronger.
Karolina is currently pursuing her Master’s in Management and hopes to get a PhD too, according to the Miss World organization.