Shes the first contestant of Indian heritage to end up in the winners circle, and Nina Davuluri was named 2014 Miss America last night (September 15).
With a platform of celebrating diversity thorough cultural competency talent, the 24-year-old Miss New York was overjoyed to hear her name called at the conclusion of the competition.
After being crowned, Nina gushed, I havent even had time to get emotional. I havent even had time to speak to my parents yet.
And while the $50,000 scholarship will come in handy, Davuluri noted that the win is about so much more than that- Im most excited to promote my platform, I was the first Indian Miss New York and Im so proud to be the first Indian Miss America.