Miss New York, 24-year-old Nina Davuluri of Fayetteville, was named Miss America 2013 on Sunday night in Altantic City, New Jersey.
Davuluri was crowned Miss New York in July. She is the first Indian-American to win the title of Miss New York.
Davuluri became the first contestant of Indian heritage and the second consecutive contestant from New York to win the Miss America pageant. She says she's delighted the pageant embraces diversity.
In a press conference after winning the title, said she's glad children watching the pageant "can finally relate to a new Miss America." Davuluri performed a classical Bollywood fusion dance for her talent competition.
Davuluri says she wants to become a doctor.
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