Indian American contestant Shree Saini collapses before Miss World America final
Indian-origin beauty pageant participant, Shree Saini, reportedly collapsed just before the Miss World America final night in Las Vegas.
Her mother, Ekta Saini, took to Instagram requesting fans to pray for her daughter's speedy recovery. She said that she was called backstage after the ambulance arrived to take Shree to the hospital. "We have been in the hospital since 9 p.m. They are doing cat scan, EKG, etc. Doctors just told me that less than 1 percent of people at age 12 have a Pacemaker. So, Shree will stay in hospital for a ‘cardiac arrest watch.’ Prayers requested," she said.
Shree has reportedly survived severe facial burns, constant bullying, and a heart surgery for a pacemaker at age 12. She always dreamt of becoming Miss World.
The Punjab-born girl has studied at Yale University and Harvard University, where she also created an app on emotional health at Stanford University.
Thank you to my fellow sister-contestants, @josiesfaces for calling 911 and saving my life. Big thank you to my kind souls @missworld @vanessaponcedeleon, @americasmissworld @marisapaigebutler, all contestants @racheljoym_ @astronautmanju @_megangordon @missworldmaine @yesenia_niaa @gianna_puopolo @joseylynn17 @missworldamericateen_id @imperfectlyneelam @jasmineegarciia @_pharrafday_ and their families who came to see me in hospital. My hospital room has dozens of bouquets. Congratulations to my sister queen @emmyrosecuvelier for winning Miss World America. I will come to cheer for you at Miss World. I love you Emmy and all our sister-contestants. I could not even go to stage and compete in the final Pageant. I had prepared for this night for years, but I collapsed backstage and was taken to hospital. Doctors weren’t able to find cause for the my sudden collapse . I have had a very active life so I knew how to prepare myself physically and mentally for competitions. I’ve grown up having a rigorous training schedule as a dancer and has a demanding schedule as a college student. Thanks to all of my wellwishers for thousands of prayers on social media comments for the betterment of my health. My humble work was recognized with the following awards. "Beauty with A Purpose Winner Award" "Top Influencer Winner Award" "Entrepreneur Challenge Winner Award" "Talent 1st Runner Up Award" "Top Model 1st Runner Up Award" I’m so grateful to be alive and to have your endless blessings and support.