Ashleigh Verma

Age: 19
Height: 5’3″
Date of Birth: Dec 21
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

My hobbies include working with children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities, volunteering at the local INOVA hospital in the surgical center, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Favorite color:

My Favorite color is pink.

Future Plans:

Future plans: I currently attend George Mason University and my plans are to attend their nursing school, get my BSN, and continue on to get my masters in anesthesia in order to become a nurse anesthetist.

Why you entered The Miss India-DC Pageant?

I entered the Miss-India DC pageant as a learning experience in order to improve myself, connect with new people, and to embrace my Indian heritage.

Talent you plan to do for pageant

I’m doing a dance for Mohe Rang De Laal.

What 3 words sum you up?


What is an interesting fact about you that not many know?

I am currently training to be an EMT.

If you were a super hero, what would your super power be?

If I could have any super power it would be to predict the future. This is because I think everyone would love to know what will happen in the future as it would make for a happier and stress- free life. Having this power could help me make easier and right decisions, and knowing all your future events would help me escape any dangers that could harm me or my loved ones. Other than for self knowledge and enjoyment, this power would ultimately help save the world from unpredictable events.

If you could take three things to a deserted island what would they be and why?

I would bring a photo of my family because they give me strength and inspiration with everything in my life, water to keep me hydrated for practical reasons, and an unlimited supply of food because for anyone who knows me they know that is all I ever do.

Most embarrassing moment:

For anyone who knows me, they know that I tend to trip on things quite often and one embarrassing memory that I will probably remember for the rest of my life would be when I tripped on stage while receiving my Presidential Service Award in high school in front of the entire senior class.

Biggest inspiration:

My biggest inspiration in the entire world is my father. He has always encouraged, supported, and inspired me to pursue all of my goals and aspirations and to become anything that I want to be in this world. He is the reason that I work so hard. I strive every single day to make him proud and to live up to his accomplishments.

Worst nightmare:

To not be able to live my life the way that I want to.

If you knew today was your last day on Earth, how would you spend it?

If I knew today was my last day on earth, I would plan a huge party and invite all of my loved ones, ​friends, and anyone who has ever had an impact on my life and celebrate my life away.

Best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten:
The best piece of advice that I have gotten was from my mother. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.”

Where do you hope to see yourself in 10 years?

I hope to see myself in 10 years with my career as a nurse anesthetic, starting a beautiful family, and creating an organization to help provide an education to children in third-world countries such as India.

Open Text: (Ask people to come support you)

With love and support anything is possible. I am honored to be participating in the Miss India DC 2016 pageant and I hope you all come to support my beautiful fellow contestants and I as we showcase our talents and our beautiful culture.

  • Strong
  • Confident
  • Independent