A victim of racial slurs and messages after being crowned Miss America over the weekend, Nina Davuluri has announced that she will use her position to celebrate diversity through cultural competency.
Nina, 24, has been working on these issues for several years.
"I am so proud to be the first Miss America of Indian descent," said Davuluri.
"She is not the Miss America of ten years ago and she is not going to be the same ten years down the road. I am so thankful that children watching at home can relate to a new Miss America," she said.
"They can look at me and see that they can break barriers, be who they are and be successful despite their race or socio-economic status. I want to use this opportunity to encourage positive dialogue among all Americans about the ways in which we are all unique and how that makes us stronger as a country," Nina said.
"This year, 13,000 young women began the journey to Miss America. Nina is representative of a new generation of women -- a diverse generation of women -- who are making their mark, through education and community service." said Sam Haskell, chairman and CEO of the Miss America Organisation.
Miss America, with scholarships worth $45 million, is the largest scholarship organisation for young women in the world.
"这一年，13,000名年轻女孩开始美国小姐的角逐旅程。妮娜是新一代女性的代表 -- 多元化世代的女性，正通过教育和社会服务而榜上有名。" 美国选美组织的主席兼行政总裁Sam Haskell表示。
perfect feminine charm.
Contest must have been named Ugly american!!!
Against Indian culture
This picture is very much against Indian Culture. Calling BJP, Shiv Sena, VHP to beat up this girl's family members in India.
Sunil G Bhosekar
It is really disheartening to learn about racist comments against the Miss America of Indian descent. It confirms that the equal rights boasted by the people of USA is a hoax and somewhere deep the racial supremacy still runs
But it seems she use to take steroid.. see her muscle..
you seem to be looking at her muscles below the neck,he he he he.
ok ugly woman, got your point
She is not even average compared to common Indian .
Forget her color
Americans love her...
Backward Indians never acknowledge this fact and still having misconception on persons to be liked, appreciated and honored.
Indians are hypocrites which is why India is still very backward.
Americans don't love her!
They just pretend to like her because it helps them deal with their guilt for their country's history with slavery!
You should change your ID from innocent to idiot!
What a horrible sight!
A g_u_l_t_i in a bikini!
he he he he
he he he he, what a structure, like Burj Tower in Dubai,he he he he.
Re: he he he he
by Injun Abhi
Who are you referring to?
Re: Re: he he he he
not you darling, you are too dark and too short as well.
by varadarajulu a
One must remember that she is the citizen of America and has equal rights as any other American. It is unfortunate that some Americans are unable to digest her election as she is not white skinned. So Apartheid still exists in USA even under the Presidentship of Mr.Obama .
is increasing gradually, what can I do?
by Ramesh Ramachandran
Color is just darkening of melanin. The attitude, poise and warmth is what is important.
Congrats to Nina davuluri.
There are far better looking Indians in terms of facial features . Black,white,wheatish , any color
by Ramanarayana Koundinya
....only thing is they have to participate to win !!!