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Meera Bhonslé was Miss South Carolina USA 2022


Top 10 2021, Top 10 2020, 4th runner-up 2019

A native of Lexington, Meera Bhonslé was crowned Miss South Carolina USA on 5 March 2022 and represented South Carolina at the Miss USA 2022 pageant in Reno, Nevada.  Meera takes pride in being a first-generation American daughter to a Salvadorian mother and an Indian father and is proficient in five languages.  She is an alumna of the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

2022 bio:

Miss South Carolina USA 2022 Meera Bhonslé is a Lexington native and a University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications alumna. She earned her degree in Multimedia Journalism with a cognate in Retail Marketing in 2018 and now works as a multimedia journalist locally in Columbia.

Her lifetime love of reading inspired her to begin her platform, “Reading is Leading,” and since 2014, she has been able to visit various schools across South Carolina to read with children and motivate them to become successful in their education.

Some of Meera’s hobbies include horseback riding, fishing, reading, playing the piano, and cooking. She also enjoys spending time with her two brothers and their family dog, Larri.

Meera’s multicultural background has given her the opportunity to become proficient in five languages. She takes pride in being a first-generation American daughter to a Salvadorian mother and an Indian father. In 2021, Meera had the opportunity to be the keynote speaker for a NASA Goddard event where she was able to discuss her heritage and cultural background, and her role in the pageant community as a representative of diversity.

​Three traits that Meera aims to focus on as Miss South Carolina USA include: intentionality, positive communication and serving the great state of South Carolina.

Miss USA pageant photos

Competing in the Miss USA pageant is once-in-a-lifetime event few get to experience. Here are Meera’s official Miss USA photos.

State pageant photos

The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Meera’s state pageant photos.

Professional photos

Lights, camera, action!  Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.

Candid & Appearance photos

From events straight after her crowning to her final appearances before she passed on her crown, here’s a look at all the appearances Meera made during her reign, as well as other candid photos during her year.

Previous pageant photos

There’s nothing better than watching a contestant progress from year to year! Here’s a look back at Meera’s previous pageant photos.

After the crown

Winning a state title is a sisterhood for life. Here are Meera’s “after the crown” photos.

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