Nina Davuluri Nabs Miss America Title!

Posted Monday September 16, 2013 7:20 AM GMT

She’s the first contestant of Indian heritage to end up in the winner’s 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 haven’t even had time to get emotional. I haven’t 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- “I’m most excited to promote my platform, I was the first Indian Miss New York and I’m so proud to be the first Indian Miss America.”

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