Jasmine Gulati

Age: 18
Height: 5′ 4″

My interests include dance (specifically bhangra) and volleyball. A hobby of mine is shopping of course! The most important interest of mine is helping people. Whether it’s through school, work, or just a friendly conversation, I want to see people thrive and become the best they can be; there’s good in everyone. 

Favorite color:


Future Plans:

My future plans include becoming a doctor in the field of sports medicine. After graduating from UMBC with my bachelor’s degree, I aspire to attend a medical school and obtain my M.D. I wish to keep up with my dancing as well. 

Why you entered The Miss India-DC Pageant?

Being in a pageant has always been a dream of mine. What better way to share and express the Indian culture and heritage than with a pageant? Girls look up to other women who are in pageants, so it is important to have contestants with wanted qualities and a down-to-earth nature. It’s not always about who looks the best, but rather who has the most to bring to the table and the most to give back to the world. A pageant shows confidence and talent, both of which I want to express!

What 3 words sum you up?

Confident, Quirky, Smart

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

Many people do not know that I did gymnastics and I am extremely flexible!

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

My super power would definitely be the ability to fly. Seeing things from a different point of view would be amazingly interesting. 

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

My phone would be one of them. I can’t live without my Twitter and my friends for more than a day! The second thing would be my Dad because he always knows just what to do when in a sticky situation. Lastly, I would bring a world map so I could somehow figure out a way to get off of the island and back home. 

Most embarrassing moment:

My most embarrassing moment was probably in the fourth grade when I spelled the easy word “what” wrong at my school’s Spelling Bee!

Worst nightmare:

My worst nightmare would have to be not achieving the goals I have set for myself when it comes to school and my career. That would be the worst! This is one of the main things that keeps me going everyday. 

Biggest inspiration:

My biggest inspiration is definitely my father. He came from India to the U.S. about 25 years ago, and has been working his hardest ever since then. He started working at a pizza place and eventually worked his way up to provide for me, my sister, my mom, and my grandma. 

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

I would spend my last day with my family and friends, those whom I love the most. My last day would be spent with those who made the rest of my days the best!

Best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten:

“You can become anything you want. But you can’t taste the sweetness of life without tasting something sour first.”

Where do you hope to see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years I hope to see myself settled down and in a stable medical career. I hope to be contributing back to the community in any way possible, and have graduated from medical school. 

Open Text: (Ask people to come support you)

Come support me at Miss India 2014! 

  • Confident
  • Quirky
  • Smart