Miss America 2014 Crowned

Nina Davuluri takes part in a pre-competition parade.
Nina Davuluri takes part in a pre-competition parade.
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Nina Davuluri became the second consecutive contestant from New York to win the Miss America pageant.

Davuluri won the title as the nationally televised pageant returned home to Atlantic City in a telecast that aired live on ABC (with a tape delay in the West Coast).

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She succeeds another Miss New York, Mallory Hagan, whose tenure was cut short when the pageant moved back to Atlantic City after a six-year stint in Las Vegas, where winners were chosen in January.

Davuluri performed a classical Bollywood fusion dance for her talent competition. She is the first winner of Indian descent.

After the traditional frolic in the Atlantic City surf Monday morning, she will head to the scene of a devastating boardwalk fire in Seaside park and Seaside Heights Monday afternoon.

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