Nina Davuluriâ??s life has taken a dramatic turn since Sunday night. Davuluri became the first Indian-American woman to be crowned Miss America, and the Fayetteville native is already using her platform to start a conversation about cultural diversity.
Nina was a guest on NBC News at 5 and talked with Matt Mulcahy and Megan Coleman about her experience when her name was called, an experience that hasnâ??t left much time for reflection. â??I was whisked away to New York City and have been doing my media tour all week,â?? Davuluri said. â??So it has been back-to-back interviews. It has been quite a whirlwind.â??
Nina isnâ??t wasting any time in bringing attention to a platform she feels strongly about. Her dedication to educating people about cultural diversity is finding a new outlet on Twitter. â??I've been working with my platform, â??Celebrating Diversity through Cultural Competencyâ?? for years now, and so I officially launched a national campaign called "Circles of Unity" and I'm asking everyone to tweet me their pictures, thoughts and videos on what they think it means to be culturally aware. I'm really looking forward to creating an open conversation.â?? Davuluri said.
When asked what her first thought was when she heard Miss New York called, Nina said â??The first people I thought of were my parents.â??