April 20, 1989
New York, United States
Nina Davuluri, born April 20, 1989, Miss America 2014, is the first Indian American (and second Asian American) to be chosen as Miss America. She was the first to perform a Bollywood dance on the Miss America stage. She is also the first Miss America to receive xenophobic comments about being a terrorist or Muslim extremist, as well as being of Indian heritage, on social media.
Classical Bollywood Fusion
Celebrating Diversity Through Cultural Competency
Brain, Behavior & Cognitive Science
Indian American to win Miss America, First contestant to do a Bollywood dance on the Miss America stage.