Miss America Racism: Nina Davuluri Responds to Racist Tweets
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Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri Responds to Racist Tweets
These tweets couldn't rob Davuluri of her victory, however. Demonstrating the true character of Miss America, Davuluri responded to the hateful sentiment: "I have to rise above that. I always viewed myself as first and foremost American." AP reports that she is "so happy that this organization has embraced diversity." Thick skin, not dark skin characterizes this Miss America. Davuluri hopes to become a doctor one day and wears the Miss America crown proudly. She is only the second Asian-American to win in the history of the Pageant, the first being Angela Perez-Baraquio in 2001, who's of Filipino descent.