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.
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.
The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Meera’s state pageant photos.
Lights, camera, action! Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.
There’s nothing better than watching a contestant progress from year to year! Here’s a look back at Meera’s previous pageant photos.