Nina Davuluri

Nina Davuluri

Nina Davuluri is the first Indian Girl to win Miss America Beauty Pageant. She was crowned Miss America 2014 on September 15 at a function held at New Jersey. She is also the first Indian to be crowned with Miss New York  and Miss Syracuse titles.

Miss America is a beauty pageant that awards scholarships to young women in United States.

She is an excellent Dancer and lists Bollywood Dance as her primary talent on Miss America official page. She is a trained Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam for past 15 years. She is also an excellent piano player and can wield the tennis racquet with aplomb.

In 2006 she was the first runner-up of Miss Teen America. Despite struggling with problems like Asthma, Bulimia and Overweight, she managed win a series of Beauty Pageants in 2013 including, Miss Syracuse, Miss New York and Miss America.

She is proud to be an Indian. “I was the first Indian Miss New York and I’m so proud to be the first Indian Miss America,” she said in an interview. She visits India every summer along with her parents.

Her mother Sheila Ranjani and father Davuluri Koteshwara Choudhary hail from Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh and migrated to US in 1981. Davuluri Koteswara Choudhary is a practising gynaecologist in New York, while her mother Sheila Ranjani is a web programmer.

She was born on April 20, 1989 in Syracuse. He her family later moved to Michigan, where she attended the University of Michigan and graduated with a degree in Brain and Cognitive Science. In past she has won several Scholastic Honors like, Dean’s List; Michigan Merit Award and National Honor Society Award.

She plans to become a Doctor as per her family tradition. Her maternal aunt and uncle are doctors in India while her father’s siblings are doctors in the US. With the prize money $50,000, she hopes to fund her higher education in Medicine. She also holds the title of Miss Syracuse 2013.

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