Raghavan is now eligible to contest in the Miss America pageant -- a beauty competition that is open to the 18-25 age group.
"It is an option but right now I am focusing on my Bharatnatyam dance and applying to colleges," she was quoted as saying. A student at the Ellington High School in Connecticut, Raghavan serves as an ambassador to an international non-profit organisation Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
She wants to work in the United Nations and continue to shape her career in Bharatnatyam. She is also member of the "Developing Positive Youth Culture" group in Ellington, which strives for the well-being of the youth in the community. Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen is an event of Miss Connecticut Scholarship Corporation for state-wide awareness of the Miss America and Miss America's Outstanding Teen programmes. Miss America pageant is a sister competition of Miss America's Outstanding Teen pageant.