First Indian-American Crowned Miss America

New York's Nina Davuluri made history as first woman of Indian heritage to win the competition.
1:36 | 09/16/13

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man's family this morning. Lara, you don't look it. Long night you had. A long night and a wonderful night. It was indeed. Now to the new miss america, crowned in atlantic city last night. And a winner who made history. To atlantic city's famed boardwalk where it all started, sunday's miss america pageant was a first. New york! Reporter: Nina davuluri, the first woman of indian heritage was chosen from more than 53 contestants after performing a bollywood fusion dance. The 24-year-old follows in the footsteps of last year's winner who was also miss new york. Davuluri came into the pageant under a cloud of controversy. Davuluri, who battled bulimia and was once 60 pounds heavier denied making comments about the former miss america. The pageant said it investigated and found no wrong doing. ♪ Reporter: Other firsts, miss florida, miranda jones who tore ligaments in her knee while rehearsing on thursday. She may be the first woman to perform if a bejeweled leg brace and flats. And in a personal thrilling first, I made my debut as the co-host of miss america, pulling off not one but two costume changes.

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