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Nina Davuluri

Nina Davuluri
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Date of Birth: April 20, 1989
Height: 5'7"
Hometown: Syracuse, New York, United States
Best Quotes:

"I'm so happy this organization has embraced diversity. I'm thankful there are children watching at home who can finally relate to a new Miss America."

Bio:
Nina Davuluri (born Nina Davuluri in Syracuse, NY on April 20, 1989) won the title of Miss America 2014 on Sept. 15, 2013.

Best Known For:
Nina Davuluri  is best known for winning the title of Miss America 2014 on Sept. 15, 2013. She is the first Indian-American winner of the pageant, where Bollywood-style dancing was her talent. Her parents are both from India, and her father is a gynecologist. She wishes to be a doctor as well. She received racist backlash from winning the title, with people inferring that an Indian woman isn’t a true representation of America, but responded to hateful messages by saying, “I have to rise above that. I always viewed myself as first and foremost American.”

Personal Life:
Nina Davuluri went to the University of Michigan to study Brain Behavior and Cognitive Science and was on the Dean’s List. She also won a Michigan Merit Award and National Honor Society Award.

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