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Controversy Over Miss New York’s Win

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On Sunday night, the final competition of this year’s Miss America pageant took place and the crowd was filled with excitement when the final two were left standing representing both the east and west coast! Miss California placed first runner up, and Miss New York, (Nina Davuluri) was crowned the new Miss America! 

Davuluri is the first Indian-American to hold the title of Miss America. She grew up in Syracuse, NY. She attended the University of Michigan and one day hopes to attend medical school. Her platform is "Celebrating Diversity Through Cultural Competency." Her talent was a Bollywood Fusion style dance. 

Some controversy surrounded this year's pageant, and pageant expert and insider, Chris Saltalamacchio, chimed in to talk about Miss New York’s behavior.  He said, “She celebrated pretty hard the night she won Miss New York and there were some things said that may or may not have been recorded, some things that maybe she said or maybe she didn’t but this was kept under wraps. “ 

According to Chris, Miss New York may have called Mallory the reigning Miss America winner “fat” which came across as very hypocritical given that both Mallory and Nina had struggled to lose a significant amount of weight for these competitions. 

Chris goes on to say that” All of this information was withheld for the last several weeks and then appeared on the AP Wires on Saturday, the day before Nina is up there in the top 10.”

Many feel like these accusations came at a specific time where they could hurt Nina the most. But in the end Chris feels like, “It gave her press and backfired.” For more information follow Chris @PageantChris.

Unfortunately, Miss New Jersey did not make the semi-finals. 

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