A New Jersey native who is a recent graduate of Boston College, Annika Sharma was crowned Miss Massachusetts USA 2023 on the 29th of January. She is the first Miss Teen USA 2020 contestant to win a Miss USA state title.
Annika Sharma, Miss Massachusetts USA 2023, is a resident of Boston. Annika is proudly the first Indian American contestant to win the title and looks forward to celebrating diversity throughout her year. Recently Annika graduated with her Bachelors Degree in Finance, Marketing, and Philosophy from Boston College and she has now begun a career as a Wealth Management Analyst at Bank of America. At Boston College Annika was both a Deans List student and a recipient of the AHANA scholars prize, celebrating diverse students.
Annika is passionate about helping others in her community and hopes to start public speaking courses for young girls in the greater Boston area. She was the president of the Boston College Fashion Club and organized a sustainable thrift shop along with an on-campus fashion show!
The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Annika’s state pageant photos.
Lights, camera, action! Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.
Annika competed in her home state of New Jersey three times, finishing as a semi-finalist twice. After moving to Boston to attend college, she won the Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 2020 title and represented Massachusetts at Miss Teen USA.