The Miss Wisconsin competition is the pageant, held annually in Oshkosh, that selects the representative for the state of Wisconsin in the Miss America pageant. Wisconsin has twice won the Miss America crown.
Shailja Tiku,Mrs. Wisconsin International crown holder was born to a Kashmiri Pandit family in Gandhi Nagar, Jammu .She was born and raised in India.She moved to the United States, nearly fifteen years ago for her advanced education. She started her journey as a medical doctor but wanted to pursue more opportunities in health prevention. She received her master’s degree in public health from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse .She is currently pursuing her doctorate in public health at the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, Milwaukee.
Throughout her journey as Mrs. Wisconsin International 2019, she was partnered with multiple organizations (American Heart Association and the National Alliance on Mental Illness) of interest to advance community service and mental health promotion.