|Miss New York Nina Davuluri wins the 2014 Miss America competition in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Sunday. (AFP-Yonhap News)|
NEW YORK (AFP) ― For the first time America’s top beauty queen is a woman of Indian origin, a first partly clouded by a spate of hateful Tweets branding her an Arab terrorist.
The new Miss America is Nina Davuluri, a 24-year-old from the state of New York who wants to be a doctor.
She called her crowning Sunday night at the Atlantic City pageant, in which she performed a traditional Bollywood-style dance, a victory for diversity in America.
“It was the first time Bollywood has been performed on the Miss America stage. It’s an honor for myself and my community,” Davuluri told ABC television Monday morning.