Nina Davuluri on Racist Backlash: Love Will Prevail!

by at . Comments

Nina Davuluri, who was crowned Miss America earlier this month, was asked for her take on the deluge of racist Tweets that followed her surprise win.

Her take on it:

  1. Depressingly, she saw it coming, as she dealt with the same thing winning Miss New York earlier this year (succeeding Mallory Hagan).
  2. The vocal critics might get all the headlines, but for every negative Tweet, she received many more positive and supportive messages.

Nina Davuluri says she can't dwell on the haters. Nor should she.

She's freaking Miss America after all, so some people must like her - and again, she said the online hate paled in comparison to the love she received.

What kind of hating are we talking about? As bad as it gets.

She was referred to as "the Arab," or "the terrorist," or "Miss 7-11" by some, with commenters intelligently pointing out "This is America, not India" and so forth.

Just horrible.

Still, "I have to rise above that," said Davuluri, a 24-year-old native of Syracuse, N.Y. "I always viewed myself as first and foremost American."

"I'm so happy this organization embraced diversity," she added. "I'm thankful there are children watching at home who can finally relate to a new Miss America."

You go, girl.

Tags: ,
Like Us On Facebook

More From The Hollywood Gossip

Sierra-sandison-photo

Sierra Sandison, Miss Idaho, Wears Insulin Pump On Stage

Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison is making waves by wearing an insulin pump on stage with her bikini.
Miss-delaware-amanda-longacre-photo

Amanda Longacre Sues Miss America, Seeks Reinstatement as Miss Delaware

Amanda Longacre, a woman stripped of her Miss Delaware title last month for being too old, is suing state pageant officials.
Amanda-longacre-responds-to-miss-delaware-controversy

Amanda Longacre Vows to Fight Ruling: I AM MISS DELAWARE!

Amanda Longacre says she should be Miss Delaware. She refuses to go away quietly.
Elizabeth-fechtel-pic

Elizabeth Fechtel, Miss Florida, Loses Title Following Judges' Tabulation Error

Miss Florida Elizabeth Fechtel is no longer Miss Florida. A tabulation error has cost her the title.

Avatar

there Always will be racist people aka comments in america. IT ALL STARTED THERE...............

Avatar
@ abe

Started where?