San Leandro, Calif. — Actress, model and filmmaker Emily Shah of New Jersey became the first woman of Indian American descent to strut the Miss U.S.A. stage when she participated in the Miss U.S.A. pageant at the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, La., June 8.

Nia Sanchez of Nevada was crowned with the top honor at the event, which was telecast live on NBC. Sanchez now goes on to represent the United States in the Miss Universe competition….


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