‘Tis the season of being grateful. Shree Saini, the newly crowned Miss World America, certainly has loads to be grateful about. On October 2, 2021, Shree Saini was crowned Miss World America 2021 by Diana Hayden, Miss World 1997. This December, she will go on to represent the United State of America at the Miss World 2021 contest in Puerto Rico. The 25-year-old girl born in Ludhiana and raised in small-town America, has a rough time getting to where she is now. When she was but 12, a blockage caused her heart to beat weakly, sometimes only once in five seconds. She required one heart surgery then, to be followed by others, once every 10 years. She still wears a pacemaker. Then, a few years back, a car accident left her with severe facial scars, which ordinarily could have ruined any chance of competing in a beauty contest, leave alone in Miss World America.