Top 8 Things You Should Know About Miss America Nina Davuluri.

Miss New York Nina Davuluri suprised many when she was crowned Miss America in Atlantic City Sunday night, making her the first winner of Indian descent. Of course, South Asian Twitter was quick to congratulate Davuluri for her big win and also find some racist tweets too. 

Here are the Eight things you need to know about the new Miss America.

Nina's origins can be traced back to Vijaywada, Andhra Prasesh. Her family immigrated from India 30 years ago.Her grandmother still lives in Vijaywada.

Beauty with Brains!

Nina graduated in 2012 from the University of Michigan with a degree in brain behaviour and cognitive science. She plans to apply to medical school and pursue a career as a physician.

Clasically Hot!

Nina is a classically trained dancer. Her family regularly traveled to Vijayawada where she studied both Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam dance. 

Indian Choreography!

Nina’s Bollywood fusion dance routine for the beauty pageant was choreographed by the famous So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Nakul Dev Mahajan 

Belly Fat?

Nina had a weight problem and suffered from bulimia. When she was anxious, she would eat excessively. She lost nearly 30 kilos to get back in shape.  

Second-most famous former Miss Syracuse!

Thirty years ago, actress and singer Vanessa Williams also a fellow former Miss Syracuse like Nina was crowned Miss America, reports The Aerogram. 

Nerd! Huh?
Nina is a huge fan of Star Trek, Star Wars and anything sci-fi.

Boldly Predicted her Win!

In a video posted to the Miss New York homepage, Davuluri looks straight into the camera and says, “I’m on a mission. Miss America has always been the girl next door. But Miss America is evolving. And she’s not going to look the same anymore.”