September 16, 2013

Miss New York crowned 2014 Miss America

The Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Nina Davuluri became the second consecutive contestant from New York to win the Miss America pageant.

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Miss New York Nina Davuluri, center, reacts Sunday after being named Miss America 2014 as Miss California Crystal Lee, left, and Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan celebrate with her.

The Associated Press

Davuluri won the title as the nationally televised pageant returned home to Atlantic City.

She succeeds another Miss New York, Mallory Hagan, whose tenure was cut short when the pageant moved back to Atlantic City after a six-year stint in Las Vegas, where winners were chosen in January.

Davuluri performed a classical Bollywood fusion dance for her talent competition. She is the first winner of Indian descent.

After the traditional frolic in the Atlantic City surf Monday morning, she will head to the scene of a devastating boardwalk fire in Seaside park and Seaside Heights Monday afternoon.

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