Jabili Kandula crowned Miss New Jersey USA 2024 for Miss USA 2024

24 Jun 2024 | Camilla Saurez

The Garden State has a new queen! Jabili Kandula, a dynamic 24-year-old from Princeton, has been crowned Miss New Jersey USA 2024 in a dazzling ceremony that celebrated her poise, intelligence, and dedication to community service.

Jabili’s journey to the crown is as inspiring as it is remarkable. Born and raised in Princeton, Jabili has always been a beacon of resilience and ambition. Her parents, immigrants from India, instilled in her a strong work ethic and a deep appreciation for cultural diversity. This multicultural background has significantly shaped her worldview and her commitment to inclusivity.



Kandula’s path to the pageant stage began early. She excelled academically, earning a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University. However, her ambitions extended beyond the classroom. Passionate about empowering young women and advocating for STEM education, Jabili co-founded a non-profit organization, Girls in STEM NJ, which provides mentorship and resources to girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Her dedication to social causes didn’t stop there. Jabili has been an active volunteer with several local charities, focusing on mental health awareness and education for underprivileged children. Her multifaceted involvement in community service is a testament to her belief in giving back and making a tangible difference in people’s lives.

The Miss New Jersey USA 2024 pageant was a platform where Jabili’s hard work and dedication shone brightly. Throughout the competition, she impressed judges with her articulate answers, her elegance on stage, and her passionate advocacy for STEM education and mental health.



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As Miss New Jersey USA 2024, Jabili Kandula aims to further her impact by continuing to promote STEM education and mental health initiatives. She plans to use her title to amplify her voice, reaching more communities and inspiring the next generation of leaders.

Jabili’s crowning moment is not just a personal triumph but a beacon of hope and inspiration for many. Her story is a powerful reminder that with determination, compassion, and a clear vision, one can achieve greatness and make a significant impact on the world.

Congratulations to Jabili Kandula, Miss New Jersey USA 2024! The state eagerly anticipates the positive change she will bring in the coming year.