Miss America Nina Davuluri Meets The President

By: Ellisha Rader Mannering - October 17, 2013

Miss America Nina Davuluri got to meet with President Obama Wednesday when she visited the White House. The beauty queen seemed excited to meet Obama and even tweeted about it.

She talked with the president and took photos in honor of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Champions. Nina Davuluri is the first Indian-American to have won the Miss America beauty pageant.

“I’m so proud to be the first Miss America of Indian descent,”” she said after winning the pageant.

Nina will be returning to her home in Syracuse, New York in November for three days. During this visit she will be signing autographs for fans and attending a gala event. Proceeds from the events will go to the Empire State Educational Scholarship Fund. Tickets will be available to the public for all the events and can be purchased on the Miss New York website.

Nina Davuluri, of Fayetteville, is the second Miss New York in a row to be crowned Miss America. She won the title of Miss New York in July and was crowned Miss America in September. She has faced racial scrutiny on many social networks after winning her title, but has be able to ignore negative comments and focus on the positive.

President Obama used Nina as an example of how far our country has come in terms of racial equality. He told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last month. “Now Miss America is of Indian-American descent. I think it’s a signal of how close our countries are.”

Miss American can look forward to a busy schedule ahead of her. After meeting with the president and heading to Syracuse for charity work, she will continue to travel across the country, attending fundraisers and events.

Image from Twitter.

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Ellisha Rader ManneringEllisha is a writer, wife, and mommy to Cyrus and Milo. She enjoys fishing, hiking, being outdoors, shopping, traveling with her family and teaching baton twirling. Follow her on Twitter @lishann

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  • http://ya-who vicivic24

    Good thing it wasnt bill clinton – she would b n trouble!! we all know oblammer is gay and not to bright so she was safe but ole slick willy would have a go….

  • Hugh

    Why didn’t you show the tweet where she wrote, “Wow. This guy is not very bright. And are we sure Barack is male?”

    • nene

      You are right he cannot be as bright as George W Bush.

  • Reality

    The reality is that we have had two of the worst Presidents in our nation’s history back to back. God save us because Hillary is coming next. After the shutdown, there is no way a republican gets back in office unless we have another major terrorist event and the nation panics yet again.

    What this country needs is someone away from the two major political parties.