California girl becomes 28th Miss Indian American

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Washington, Dec 1 (PTI) Priyanka Singha, an Indian-origin
girl from California has been crowned as the 28th Miss Indian
American, beating contestants from 25 cities across the USA.

The beauty pageant, open for Indian-origin people was
hosted on November 21 in Tampa, Florida.

Priyanka was crowned as the Miss Indian American by
Bollywood actor Neha Dhupia in a glittering ceremony last
weekend. Earlier last month, Priyanka won the title of Miss
India Northern California.

She will represent the US in Miss India World Pageant, to
be held on March 27, 2010 at Durban, South Africa.

Shivali Vyas, a resident of Tampa and a student at the
University of South Florida was the first runner-up.

Illinois-based Disha Patel was the second-runner up.

The beauty pageant was a part of the fifth Asian American
Convenience Stores Association (AASCA) convention.

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