She’s beautiful, talented, smart – and the new Miss America!
On Sunday, Miss New York Nina Davuluri beat out 52 other females for the big honor in Atlantic City, N.J.
So what should you know about the stunning brunette? Here are five fun facts:
1) She’s the First Indian American to Receive the TitleThe 24-year-old’s mom, Sheila Ranjani, and dad, Davuluri Koteshwara Choudhary, both hail originally from Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India. They moved to Missouri in 1981.
2) She Loves Downton Abbey
Uh oh, @DowntonAbbey on Netflix? Great, one more show for me to procrastinate...— Nina Davuluri (@NinaDavuluri) October 27, 2012
Uh oh, @DowntonAbbey on Netflix? Great, one more show for me to procrastinate...
3) She’s a College GradShe attended the University of Michigan and graduated with a degree in Brain Behavior and Cognitive Science. She hopes to one day become a cardiologist.4) She’s Fit — But Loves Indulging
This ice cream for lunch thing has to stop! #ButNotReally— Nina Davuluri (@NinaDavuluri) June 20, 2012
This ice cream for lunch thing has to stop! #ButNotReally
5) She Struggled With an Eating DisorderNina opened up about her battle with bulimia and being overweight. She lost more than 50 pounds before competing in this year’s Miss America. “[Struggling with weight] makes you more sympathetic, more empathetic,” she said. “You don’t judge. I’ve been there, and if I can pull myself out of where I’ve been, anyone can.”
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