Miss America On Racist Reactions To Her Win: ‘I Have To Rise Above That’

Miss America on racist reactions to her win- ‘I have to rise above that’

Newly crowned Miss America Nina Davuluri’s victory led to some negative comments on Twitter from users upset that someone of Indian heritage had won the pageant.

“I have to rise above that,” Davuluri said. “I always viewed myself as first and foremost American.” Read more from AP.

Photo: Miss New York Nina Davuluri walks down the runway after winning the the Miss America 2014 pageant on Sept. 15, 2013. (Mel Evans / AP)