September 18th, 2013
01:26 PM ET

First Indian-American Miss America comes OutFront

Nina Davuluri is the second consecutive New York beauty queen to take the Miss America title, but she's the first Indian-American to wear the crown.

"I was the first Indian Miss New York, and I'm so proud to be the first Indian Miss America," Nina Davuluri said after she won.

Just moments after Davuluri was crowned, she was attacked on social media.

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She fired back saying, "I have to rise above that."

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