It’s Raining Desi Beauty Queens: Emily Shah is Crowned Miss New Jersey USA

WASHINGTON, DC: On the heels of Nina Davuluri’s historic victory at the annual Miss America pageant last month, an Indian American has now been crowned as the 2013 Miss New Jersey USA.


Emily Shah, the 18 year-old winner of the crown, is the daughter of Prashant Shah, a Los Angeles-based film producer who has been involved with several high-profiles Bollywood productions over the past 14 years. Films that Prashant Shah has been involved with include Ra.One (2011), My Name is Khan (2010), Kurbaan (2009), and Dostana (2008).


Emily has also dabbled in Bollywood herself, making brief appearances in films such as Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007) and Jaan-e-Mann (2006). She was also in the 2005 Hollywood film The Great New Wonderful, and is working as a stunt assistant on the film Run All Night, a new action film starring Academy Award-nominees Liam Neeson and Ed Harris, which is currently being filmed.

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Friday, October 25, 2013 - 4:45pm