On October 16, 2016, Chhavi Verg was crowned Miss New Jersey USA 2017 and was the second Indian-American to win the title. Chhavi is 19 years old from Edison. She is currently a full-time student at Rutgers University and a John P. Stevens High School alum (class of 2015). At her high school, Chhavi was on the e-board of the Spanish Honors Society, a member of Odyssey of the Mind, and H.A.W.K.S.
She is currently in her second year at Rutgers University studying Marketing and Spanish. At Rutgers, Chhavi is a Marketing Assistant Director at the Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA), an organization that plans, markets, and executes up to 200 events for the entire Rutgers community, and is a member of Women BUILD, a leadership program designed to provide high achieving, motivated and talented women undergraduates at Rutgers Business School the opportunity to reach their full leadership potential.
Outside of school, Chhavi enjoys learning languages, dancing, and enriching her life through good health. She is multilingual and can speak four languages—English, Hindi, Spanish, and Mandarin. Chhavi is also a trained Bharatanatyam (Indian classical) dancer and performed her Arangetram (a solo on-stage performance that marks the culmination of training) after 12 years of training. In addition, Chhavi enjoys fitness and living a healthy life. She is an ISSA certified personal trainer and recently started her own vegan/vegetarian health and fitness company to urge others to care for their health both physically and mentally.
Chhavi is extremely passionate about giving back to her community and her community service involvement continues to expand. She is a strong proponent of woman’s equality, empowerment, and education. Chhavi lives her life by this motto: "Dream big and no matter what anyone else says, always believe in yourself and your vision. Life is limitless and the only limits that exist are the ones you create in your head. Be sincere, give it your all, and never lose grit…that’s the key to making your dreams a reality."
Chhavi will represent the state of New Jersey at the 2017 Miss USA® pageant...LIVE on Fox!
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