Miss America 2014 was crowned in Atlantic City on Sept., 15, 2013, in a pageant that was televised live on ABC Television Network. Miss New York Nina Davuluri won the crown, making history as the first Miss America of Indian descent.
See the attached photos of the pageant, as Miss New York was crowned Miss America.
Miss New York, Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America 2014 at the birthplace of the legendary competition in Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall. Nina became the second consecutive contestant from New York and the first contestant of Indian descent to win the Miss America Competition. She is the first contestant to be crowned in the pageant's birthplace, Atlantic City since 2005. The Miss America pageant has been held in Las Vegas in recent years.
Nina posed in a two-piece Catalina swimsuit during the bathing suit portion of the pageant. The contestants also performed in the talent competition. Nina performed a Classical Bollywood Fusion dance for her talent contribution.
Nina will travel about 20,000 miles each month during her term as Miss America. She will speak to audiences about her platform, Celebrating Diversity through Cultural Competency and acting as the official National Goodwill Ambassador for non-profit organization Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. She will also serve as spokesperson for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), working with the Department of Education in Washington DC.In addition, Miss America 2014 will be the official spokesperson for R.E.I.G.N. Cosmetics, Joseph Ribkoff Inc. and Catalina Swimwear.
Nina is a graduate of University of Michigan. Along with the coveted title of Miss America 2014, Nina won a $50,000 scholarship provided in part by Joseph Ribkoff Inc. and the Miss America Organization to continue her education.
The first runner-up was Miss California, Crystal Lee. The viewer voted winner of ABC's America's Choice was Miss Kansas, Teressa Vail, who made headlines for displaying her tattoos.