Indian American Sonia Daptardar crowned "International United Miss North Carolina Preteen"

"I entered IUM because, as its motto says, where you matter the most. The system celebrates girls and women for who they are, it promotes giving back to the society and being heroic," said Sonia.

Indian American Sonia Daptardar crowned "International United Miss North Carolina Preteen"
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Sonia Daptardar, 12, of Cary, North Carolina, was named the International United Miss North Carolina Preteen in the International United Miss competition, recognizing winners from around the United States. The pageant was conducted in North Carolina.

This summer, she received the official state crown, banner, and trophy and will now compete in the Internationals in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.