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I see myself first & foremost as American: Miss America, Nina Davuluri

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  1. Eddie

    Eddie Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    Nina Davuluri of Indian origin who became Miss America faced racial comments on social media soon after winning the crown. Some Indians lashed back following a bigote minority questioning Nina's "American-ness" and loyalty to the US.

    Nina's father Davuluri Koteshwara Choudhary, who migrated to the US in 1981, is a gynaecologist in Fayetteville, New York; Nina herself has a degree in Brain Behaviour and Cognitive Science from the University of Michigan, and aspires to be a cardiologist, a goal for which she pledged the $ 50,000 prize money she won with her crown.

    Such accomplishments were lost on a bigoted minority that, as usual, raked up President Obama's background , calling both him and the new Miss America Muslims, questioning their "American-ness" and loyalty to the US.

    The attacks embarrassed many Americans. "Wow the hate that has come out since an Indian-American won Miss America is sad. Guess we haven't come that far after all," someone tweeted apologetically . Some Indians lashed back. "Dear America, be the racist you want to be but at least get your geography right," read one tweet.

    Miss Davuluri herself preferred to stay above the muck, telling the Associated Press that she always viewed herself first and foremost as an American. "I'm so happy this organisation has embraced diversity... I'm thankful there are children watching at home who can finally relate to a new Miss America," she said.

    In fact, two of the runners-up this year, Crystal Lee and Rebecca Yeh, boast of Asian roots. "Thankfully the days of peroxide blonde barbie dolls dominating the pageant are long gone," Time magazine observed in its report.

    Davuluri is the first Indian-American to win the crown.

    Contestants were judged on the basis of evening gowns, lifestyle/fitness, talent, a personal interview and an live on-stage question. Davuluri was asked about the wisdom of a TV anchor getting plastic surgery on her eyes. She said she's against plastic surgery, but people should make their own choice and be confident in their appearances. For the talent part, she chose a classical Bollywood fusion dance piece, capitalising on her formal training in Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi.

    I see myself first & foremost as American: Miss America, Nina Davuluri - The Economic Times
     
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    I think citizenship is most imp. thing i'm of indian origin more accurately i come from kaithal, haryana my grand father has gone to bangladesh in 1940 and i born in 1999 in bangladesh. i'm living in india now but that does not change my special love attached with BD.
    sometimes i myself get confused but in the end i come to point that i'm a bd noone can change it and i'm proud of it

    conclusion is that you share special feeling with nation of ur nationality. and that feeling do not come for other nation even if that is your land of origin. the babe is right she should see herself as american first.
     
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    first generation american ...
     
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    she is not beautiful.....
     
  7. The Drdo Guy

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    why?she is stunning man..look at her pics..
     
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    have you seen her counterpart???
     
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    Well just a pic cannot describe a person.
    Beauty contests take into account many things not just physical beauty...

    Btw... I like Bopasha Bhasu....or Bipasha bhasu.....
     
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    Her name is BIPASHA BASU,ANYWAYS...THE INDOAMERICAN BEAUTY IS A SAU TUNCH MAAL...HA HA HA...AND she has won the beauty contest means she has got every thing to win that contest it's not just physical beauty...your own comment contradicts your view.
     
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    I am glad to hear it
    one is always in love with the nation one is born in.
     
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    I like girls with dusky skin tone.
     
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    Re: I see myself first & foremost as American: Miss America, Nina Davuluri

    "..eyes of the beholder.." and all mate.
     
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    Re: I see myself first & foremost as American: Miss America, Nina Davuluri

    Only 18+ are allowed to look at her bold pics and you are too young buddy.......JK

    They kill me also.Real indian beauty.
     
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