Swetha Kovvuri

Age: 17
Height: 5’ 5”

I love acting. Last year I got selected into T.Schreiber acting school, which is one of the top acting schools in New York, played a leading female role in a short film and was chosen best actress in Twinderalla in my school play. I also enjoy dancing and have been trained in Kuchipudi for almost eight years. My favorite thing to do is serve my community. Last year I launched my own anti-bullying campaign and even had the opportunity to go to India and work with over 120 orphaned girls on issues relating to bullying and self-esteem.

Favorite color:

Sea Green

Future Plans:

I will be going to college in a year and I want to major in Business Management. I hope to some day launch my own business.

Why you entered The Miss India-DC Pageant?

I entered because this pageant gives a platform for young women to make a difference and if chosen as the next Miss India DC I want to make a lasting impact in the Indian community. I also entered because I love meeting new people and making new friends! I know that even after this pageant I will still be in touch with many of the girls.

What 3 words sum you up?


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

I can hulla hoop and dance at the same time! I am the first national born citizen of America in my family.

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

Having the ability to remove both physical and emotional pain in people.

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

A picture of my parent because I would constantly wish they were there but I would never want to put them in danger so the picture will help me when I start to miss them too much. A desert survival guide and lots of water so I can stay alive!

Biggest inspiration:

My dad because he grew up in a rural village where dreams were just dreams and his was to become an engineer. He worked hard and became the first person to graduate college and settle in a foreign country in his village. His story inspires me everyday to work my hardest even when all odds are against me because no dream is impossible.

Worst nightmare:

Anything happening to my parents is my worst nightmare

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

I always work my hardest to make a difference so I would donate everything I had to a cause I believe in and spend the entire day with the people that are closest to me. Also I would be eating fudge the entire day! I love fudge!

Best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten:

“Don’t ever give up because failure is just one step closer to success”

Where do you hope to see yourself in 10 years?

I hope to have graduated college by then and have started working on launching my own business.

Open Text: (Ask people to come support you)

I can’t wait to compete at Miss India DC! Meeting all the amazing girls has been so much fun!

  • Hardworking
  • Caring
  • Energetic