Congratulations to Nina Davuluri- Miss New York- who was crowned Miss America last night! She is the first Indian American contestant to win the pageant- and the 2nd time a "Miss New York" has won the title.
She's 24 years old and an aspiring physician. "I'm so proud to be the first Indian Miss America. I'm so happy this organization has celebrated diversity and, on this stage tonight, there was so much diversity," she said shortly after being crowned.
Contestants were judged on a personal interview, a talent demonstration, an on-stage question, and their appearance in evening gowns and swimwear during the two-hour nationally televised event.
Special shout-out to Crystal Lee-Miss California- who was runner up!
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