Sarina Vij, grade 10, took the first place title at the Miss India Star Scholarship Pageant 2011. The event was held on Jan. 28 at the Airport Garden Hotel in San Jose, and was organized by India Waves TV Network and the Swagat Foundation.
The competition was open to any 14-24-year-old student with Indian heritage, and consisted of four rounds – modeling in Eastern and Western outfits, a talent performance, and an IQ round with a question and answer session.
For taking first place in the pageant, Vij was awarded a scholarship of $5,000 to be used toward her college education, as well as an internship with the India Waves TV Network.
The pageant will be broadcast on the India Waves TV Network in all 50 states.