18-year-old Emily Shah was crowned Miss New Jersey USA 2014 at the conclusion of the state pageant held on October 20th, 2013 at the Hilton Parsippani Hotel in Parsippani. The Edison native will represent New Jersey at the Miss USA 2014 pageant, scheduled for next summer at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Doral, Florida.
Emily Shah being crowned Miss New Jersey USA 2014 by the out-going queen Miss New Jersey USA 2013 Libell Duran. Photo courtesy of Pageant Update.
Emily Shah posing for photographers after winning the title of Miss New Jersey USA 2014.
Emily Shah of Edison is 18 years old and will represent the state of New Jersey in the Miss USA 2014 pageant next summer.
Emily has a long history competing in the Miss New Jersey Teen USA system. She was the first runner-up of Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2013, the second runner-up of Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2012, a semi-finalist of Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2011 and the fourth runner-up of Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2010.
The Indian-American beauty is currently working as an assistant for the Hollywood movie team ‘Run All Night’ starring Liam Neeson and Ed Harris. She has acted in both Bollywood and Hollywood films, featuring in Hollywood movies like ‘The Great New Wonderful’ with Naseerudin Shah and Bollywood films such as ‘Out of Control’ alongside Riteish Deshmukh, ‘Ta Ra Rum Pum’, ‘Jaaneman’ among others.
Emily is the daughter of Los Angeles-based Prashant Shah, who has been associated with several Bollywood production houses such as with Karan Johar’s, Rakesh Roshan and Shahrukh Khan, in various capacities.
Emily’s court includes the first runner-up Katherine Gaal, the second runner-up Carissa Palumbo, the third runner-up Victoria Virgo and the third runner-up Sherri-Nicole McClendon.
Miss New Jersey USA 2014 Semi-finalists: Jordan Rector, Caitlin Wagner, Kendall Zoppa, Lea Manalo, Alison Komorowski, Roopali Pendse, Vanessa Oriolo, Stephanie Rozalski, Allison Burg, Victoria Leonardo, Danielle DiPrima.
At a separate event, Valentina Sanchez was crowned Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2014 and will compete in the Miss Teen USA 2014, scheduled for next July in the Bahamas.