WASHINGTON: 18-year-old Indian-American Emily Shah has won Miss New Jersey USA 2014 title, following in the footsteps of Nina Davuluri, who was crowned Miss America recently.
Emily would now compete for the Miss America and Miss Universe titles.
Davuluri had won the coveted beauty pageant in September. Emily was the youngest among more than 130 contestants for the New Jersey pageant held over the weekend.
Shuffling between India and America, Emily has dabbled in cinema having acted in both Bollywood and Hollywood films.
She featured in Hollywood movies like ‘The Great New Wonderful’ with Naseeruddin Shah and Bollywood films such as ‘Out of Control’ alongside Riteish Deshmukh, ‘Ta Ra Rum Pum’ and ‘Jaaneman’ among others.
She is daughter of LA-based Prashant Shah, who has been associated with several Bollywood production houses including big names such as Karan Johar, Rakesh Roshan and Shahrukh Khan, in various capacities.
Emily plans to work in action films and is currently working as an assistant of stunt team of Hollywood movie ‘Run All Night’ starring Liam Neeson and Ed Harris.