Miss America

  • Miss America Nina Davuluri defends student suspended for asking her to prom April 20, 2014

    Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly. The York Dispatch reported on Sunday that Nina Davuluri posted a statement on the Miss America Organization's Facebook page saying she contacted...
  • US teen suspended for asking Nina Davuluri to prom April 19, 2014

    Washington: A Pennsylvania teenager has been suspended for asking the first ever Indian-American Miss America Nina Davuluri to the prom, the annual end of the year dance for high school students. Patrick Farves, 18, also handed Davuluri a plastic flower after he asked her to the prom on Thursday. She smiled...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on the rejection of Asaram's bail plea September 21, 2013

    This week on the week that wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on the Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday rejected the bail application of self-styled godman Asaram in the sexual assault case of a 16-year-old girl. Also watch him talk about the Onion price rise and his take on Indian-American Nina Davuluri...
  • Watch: Miss America Nina says US society is evolving September 20, 2013

    Nina Davuluri created history earlier this week becoming the first Miss America of Indian origin. But her victory was greeted with an onslaught of racist reactions. She is looking only at the positives and said American society is evolving. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 19, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • 'Obama, Manmohan Singh should invite Miss America for lunch at the White House' September 18, 2013

    A former top American diplomat has hoped that President Barack Obama invites Nina Davuluri when he hosts Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for lunch at the White House next Friday, in recognition of the contribution of Indian-Americans to the United States. Nina Davuluri, 24, is the first Indian-American to have been crowned...
  • Does prejudice against dark skin persist in India? September 18, 2013

    The crowning of the first Miss America of Indian origin sparked a racist reaction on social media. On Twitter, some users uncharitably referred to Nina Davuluri as an Arab and a terrorist with ties to Al Qaeda. ...
  • FTP: Do the dark-skinned face prejudice all over the world? September 17, 2013

    The crowning of the first Miss America of Indian origin sparked a racist reaction on social media. On Twitter, some users uncharitably referred to Nina Davuluri as an Arab and a terrorist with ties to Al Qaeda. ...
  • New Yorkers hit out at racism over the crowning of Indian-origin as Miss America September 17, 2013

    The crowning of the first Miss America of Indian origin sparked a racist reaction on social media on Monday. However, the New Yorkers have hit out at racism, saying she's American regardless of her colour. ...
  • 9 racist tweets against Miss America Nina Davuluri September 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Within seconds of Nina Davuluri clinching Miss America title, Twitter burst in to a flurry of wrath. For, the victory of Nina, an aspiring doctor who wants to use the prize money worth the $50,000 (£31,000) to finance her studies, left many miffed. While Nina made history by...
  • Indian-origin Miss America Nina Davuluri unfazed by racist comments September 17, 2013

    The crowning of the first Miss America of Indian origin sparked a racist reaction on social media on Monday but 24-year-old Nina Davuluri played down the issue, saying she had to "rise above" such things. On Twitter, some users uncharitably referred to Davuluri, the daughter of a gynaecologist who emigrated from...
  • Glad that century-old pageant sees beauty and talent of all kinds, says Nina Davuluri September 17, 2013

    Nina Davuluri isn't the first Miss America of colour. She's not even the first Asian-American to wear the crown. But her victory has clearly struck a chord in some quarters. At a news conference held after her name was announced on Sunday night, the first question was about a slew of...
  • Indian-origin woman and former Miss New York wins Miss America contest September 16, 2013

    The new Miss America says she's delighted the pageant embraces diversity. Nina Davuluri became the first contestant of Indian heritage and the second consecutive contestant from New York to win the Miss America pageant on Sunday night. The 24-year-old Davuluri won the title as the nationally televised pageant returned home to Atlantic...
  • Teresa Scanlan of Nebraska crowned Miss America January 16, 2011

    Las Vegas Nebraska's 17-year-old Teresa Scanlan was named Miss America Saturday becoming the youngest winner ever in the pageant's history after a night of being judged for poise, talent, fitness and knowledge. Scanlan wowed the judges wearing a stunning white evening gown and tickling the ivories on piano with rousing...
  • In Pics: 19-year-old wins Miss America 2008 pageant January 28, 2008

    New Delhi: 19-year-old Kirsten Haglund won the Miss America 2008 pageant in Las Vegas (Nevada) on January 26. Haglund, who won a $50,000 scholarship as well as a year of travel, beat 51 other contestants to claim the title. Miss America does not compete in international pageants. ...
  • Miss USA to testify in sex sting case June 20, 2007

    New York: An undercover sex sting that used Miss America as bait appeared to be in trouble until the beauty queen said she had changed her mind and agreed to testify against the men she helped arrest. Lauren Nelson, 20, worked with police in suburban New York to target would-be Internet...