First Indian-American Woman Crowned Miss America

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The first ever Indian-American woman was crowned Miss America 2014.  “I was the first Indian Miss New York, and I’m so proud to be the first Indian Miss America,” Nina Davuluri said after she won.

The 24-year-old New York native earned the Michigan Merit Award while studying at the University of Michigan. She graduated with a degree in brain behavior and cognitive science. She used the platform “Celebrating Diversity Through Cultural Competency.”

Although internet critics and social media users have written racists remarks concerning Davuluri’s heritage, she remains strong and proud of her win.

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