Miss America 2014
Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America 2014. Nina became the second consecutive contestant from New York and the first contestant of Indian descent to win the Miss America Competition. As Ms. America 2014, she traveled approximately 20,000 miles each month speaking to audiences about her platform, Celebrating Diversity through Cultural Competency. As part of this campaign, she launched“a new social media campaign to encourage constructive and civil dialogue on diversity issues.”Nina is a graduate of University of Michigan and plans on attending medical school. During her year as Miss America she served as spokesperson for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Davuluri has asked people to“forward representative thoughts and stories about their experiences on how we as a nation can advance cultural awareness.”Nina hopes to encourage other to be proud of their heritage, while accepting each and every culture.