Miss America Nina Davuluri poses for photographers following her crowning in Atlantic City, N.J. on Sept. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Indian Miss America resonates as symbol of change

Nina Davuluri is striking a chord with many people as the first Indian-American Miss America. The nation already has its fair share of Indian-American governors, CEOs, scientists, actors and other high achievers. But many observers […]


Miss New York Nina Davuluri walks down the runway after winning the the Miss America 2014 pageant, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

New Miss America: ‘First and foremost American’

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Nina Davuluri isn’t the first Miss America of color. She’s not even the first Asian-American to wear the crown. But her victory has clearly struck a chord in some quarters. […]


Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri walks on the beach during the traditional dipping of the toes in the Atlantic Ocean the morning after being crowned Miss America, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. Davuluri represented New York.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

New Miss America takes dip in NJ surf

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — On her first day as the new Miss America, Nina Davuluri dipped her toes into the Atlantic City surf. But hours earlier, she had to dive headfirst into the complex […]



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