Miss New York is Miss America… Again!

National Competitions

She did it.

I’m not going to try and keep it a secret, since I’m sure everyone already watched it on television. Miss New York, Nina Davuluri, won Miss America 2014.

  • She is the second Miss New York to become Miss America, in a row.
    • Mallory Hagan crowned her twice; as Miss New York and as Miss America
  • She is the 6th Miss New York to become Miss America, ever.
  • She is the second Miss Syracuse to become Miss America, ever.
    • 30 years, exactly, after Vanessa Williams won.
  • She is the first Miss America of Indian descent.
  • She was the first contestant to perform Bollywood Fusion for her talent.
  • It was the first time the Final Two were “ethnic”.
    • Officially they were both Asian-American, as India is in southern Asia.
    • Also both were 1st Generation Americans.
  • She is the first former MAOT (Michigan) to become Miss America.

This also means that Miss New York…

  • Has FOUR Miss New York titleholders in a single calendar year
  • Had the first Jewish Miss America, first Black Miss America, and first Indian Miss America.
  • Is the 3rd state to win twice consecutively (after Penn & Oklahoma)

Nina Davuluri, you are officially my favorite local holder, favorite Miss New York, and now Favorite Miss America. If I had missed this girl get crowned I would have never forgiven myself.

Miss America 2014: Show Us Your Shoes Parade

National Competitions

Part of bringing the pageant back to Atlantic City meant bringing back some of the traditions that were lost when it moved to Las Vegas. One of these great traditions is the Show Us Your Shoes Parade.

Show Us Your Shoes

Show Us Your Shoes

Each state was able to design a pair of shoes, or decorate a pair they already have, to fit a theme of costume representing their state in some way. It was very exciting to see which direction each state went. My personal favorites were Idaho and New Jersey. Idaho wore a potato sack and had little potatoes on her shoes! New Jersey was a beautiful mermaid, and instead of shoes she had flippers like a fin. She was in character and it was wonderful.

Carrie and I

Carrie and I