Esha Kode, the reigning Miss Teen India USA represented USA at the Miss/Teen/Mrs Worldwide 2019 at The Leela Mumbai on September 2 – 7, 2019 and won the title of Miss Teen India Worldwide 2019 title.
She is one of the 7 miss teen worldwide contestants out of 39 total contestants between Miss/Teen/Mrs Worldwide pageants. The pageants represent different countries of Indian diaspora such as USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, UAE, Oman, Fiji, Mauritius, Malaysia, India, Singapore, Hungary, Guyana, Germany, Suriname, Kenya, Guadeloupe, Costa Rica, Ireland and Nepal.The competition was over 5 days starting from the contestants arriving in Mumbai, India on September 2, 2019 and going through rigorous practices, contestant bonding, for first 3 days followed by an evening gown competition and talent competition on September 5, 2019. The grand finale on September 7, 2019 in a grand Indian attire filled with extravagant fanfare that includes talent showcase among the down-selected top 10, 7 and 4 contestants of Miss, Mrs and Teen categories. Further Q&A round qualifies the final selection of the winners and the crowning of the top 3 in each category.
Esha performed a semi-classical dance to a Bollywood fusion melody “Naino wale..”, Deepika Padukone’s song from movie Padmavat. Esha selected this tune as she regards Deepika Padukone as the first Bollywood to publicly talk about the Mental Health Stigma which is close to her heart and thrives to promote awareness of the same through her non-profit organization Happy2Thrive in the future.
Esha aspires to be a pediatric cardiac surgeon and at the same time follow her passion to promote the mental health awareness. She is born into a normal Indian family that migrated to USA in the 90s and is the first generation kid growing up in a country where hard work makes your dreams come true. She loves her younger brother very much.