Meera Bhonsle is a multimedia journalist and a beauty queen from South Carolina, United States. She is also a childhood literacy advocate.
Born and raised in Lexington, South Carolina, Bhonsle is of Indian and Hispanic descent. Her mother is from El Salvador.
Bhonsle is fluent in English, Spanish, Hindi, Marathi and German and she speaks basic Italian. Here are 13 more things about her:
- From 2010 to 2014, she attended Lexington High School in Lexington.
- From 2014 to 2018, she attended the University of South Carolina where she earned a bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism and a cognate in retail marketing.
- In August 2014, she joined Reading Is Fundamental as a volunteer.
- In January 2015, she joined the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Greater St. Louis as a volunteer and an advocate.
- She is Miss Gamecock 2018.
- From August 2018 to December 2018, she joined Midlands Media Group in Columbia, South Carolina as a multimedia journalist intern.
- She is Miss South Carolina USA 2019 fourth runner-up.
- When she competed at Miss South Carolina USA 2020, she finished in the Top 10 and won the Miss Photogenic award.
- From February 2020 to October 2021, she worked for Midlands Media Group.
- When she competed at Miss South Carolina USA 2021, she finished in the Top 10.
- She is Miss Upstate USA 2022. On March 5, 2022, she represented Upstate at Miss South Carolina USA 2022 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, South Carolina and competed against 38 other candidates. She won the title.
- On October 3, 2022, she represented South Carolina at Miss USA 2022 and competed against 50 other candidates at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA.
- She was 26 years old when she competed at Miss USA 2022. She was unplaced.