Nina Davuluri : First Indian American to become Miss America
Nina Davuluri has become the first winner of the Miss America 2014 from an Indian background. Previously, she won Miss New York 2013.
Nina Davuluri was born in Syracuse, New York to Telugu parents of Hindu faith. Her mother Sheila Ranjani, software engineer, and father Davuluri Koteshwara Choudhary, gynecologist, both hailed originally from Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India.