Transcript for Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri 'Applying to Medical School'
heat index, what a night at the miss america pageant. Hence the hoarse voice. There she is. Miss new york. Nina davuluri being crowned the new miss america. We're so thrilled to have her with us here live. Nina, congratulations. Have you slept? Thank you so much. It's been an amazing opportunity, an incredible extier yens. I'm so excited thauz this organization anization is about scholarship and service. I just won $50,000 to further my education. I graduated from the university of michigan and am applying for medical school. Did I read you want to follow in the footsteps of your father? I do. I'm not sure what I want to specialize in. My degree was in brain behavior and cognitive science. I'm interested in psychiatry. I'm sure it will change once I'm exposed to other medicines. It was fun watching you and your parents. So precious to watch. What was it like for you? Oh, my goodness, it's such an honor to promote, once again, the educational aspect of it. It's been a huge goal of mine. I want to thank joseph for donating the $10,000 towards our scholarship fund. And for me, being able to share my talent on the miss america staple. It was the first time bollywood has opinion perform on the miss america stage. It's an honor for myself and my community. A lot of people saw you perform that. That was the real turnaround moment where people said, okay, I think we have our winner. Did you feel that way? I just remember performing my talent and halfway through, i just started crying because you know, it was such an incredible experience being on that miss america stage, performing on live television, on abc, knowing my friends and family were watching. It was so meaningful and powerful. Not without controversy. A lot of buzz about comments that you allegedly made about the former miss america, also a miss new york. How is everything between you and mallory now? Oh, my gosh. It was such an unfortunate situation. I never made those comments. I called mallory and apologized because it was the right thing to do. She's been an incredible resource. I was hugging her and saying, mallory, mallory, I can't believe it. She was genuinely excited and happy. I'm so thankful to have her be a part of it. That's good. I'm so happy. You did a beautiful, beautiful job. We wish you nothing but the best in your reign as the new miss america. Do you like the sound of that? I can't believe it still. Nina will be on "live with kelly & michael." And so it begins. Enjoy every minute. Time to go back to the
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