Seventeen-year-old Dipti Budhrani will represents St. Maarten at the 24th annual Miss India Worldwide pageant in September. This year's pageant will take place at Lalit Hotel, Mumbai, India.
Budhrani was chosen by the Miss India St. Maarten pageant franchisee, Sri Trishul Foundation, to represent the island at the pageant where her beauty and talent will be showcased along with her Indian culture.
A role model for her community, Budhrani founded St. Maarten's first ever Model United Nations Club that participated in the BOSMUN 2015 conference. She serves as her school's Interact Club president, and co-president of her senior class.
Budhrani has the guidance of former Miss India St. Maarten 2014 Kiran Jivnani and the Sri Trishul Foundation as she prepares for the pageant in the coming months.
The Sri Trishul Foundation encouraged the community to support Budhrani on her way to the pageant. She will be an ambassador for the island, sharing St. Maarten's culture along with her Indian roots.