Shree Saini, a resident of Washington state, was crowned Miss India USA 2017.
The 21-year-old, who is a student at the University of Washington, said she wants to lead a life dedicated to service.
Shree, who had a pacemaker implanted at the age of 12 and was told that she would never be able dance, is an inspiration for all.
A victim of bullying in high school, she has been campaigning against the oppressive behaviour.
“I believe in working together to create a hole that is greater than the sum of its parts,” Shree said, whose parents migrated to the US from Punjab.
She said she wants to eliminate human trafficking and work towards promoting the importance of emotional well-being in the society.
Prachi Singh, a 22-year-old medical student from Connecticut was declared the first runner-up, while North Carolina’s Fareena became the second runner-up at Miss India USA 2017 pageant.