Nina Davuluri is the first Indian-American to win the Miss America competition. Soon after Nina received the coveted title on Sunday, September 15, viewers took to Twitter to lash out about the decision. Some comments were flat out racist, while others were incredibly offensive, stating that Davuluri was undeserved of the title because of her heritage.
In response to these negative comments, a few notable people jumped to her defense. This included QuestLove of music group The Roots. He tweeted: "I think it's amazing that @ninadavuluri was crowned Miss America. THIS is the American story." We agree, and would like to thank such commentors for supporting Davuluri the way she deserves.
Davuluri is American, and the second New Yorker to win the title over the past two years.She will also meet with former Miss America of 30 years ago, Vanessa Williams, in Atlantic City.
Congratulations Nina! New York is so proud.