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<p>The new Miss America Indian-American Nina Davuluri, accepts her crown. Davuluri, an aspiring doctor, is the first Miss America of Indian heritage.</p>

The new Miss America Indian-American Nina Davuluri, accepts her crown. Davuluri, an aspiring doctor, is the first Miss America of Indian heritage.

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Miss America Nina Davuluri brushes off racist criticism; Says she will rise above attacks on social media

The Miss America pageant has crowned its first winner from an Indian background — an aspiring doctor who plans to use the $50,000 prize money to fund her studies — sparking a flood of racist criticism on social media.