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Miss America Nina Davuluri, Social Media Users Upset That Someone Of Indian Heritage Had Won

Reblogged By: La Tray

Source: Mail Online

Media: WorldStar!

Posted: Monday September 16, 2013 @ 12:20 p.m. PST

 

On her first day as the new Miss America, Nina Davuluri dipped her toes into the Atlantic City surf.

But hours earlier, she had to dive headfirst into the complex challenges of becoming the first Miss America of Indian heritage.

Moments after winning, Davuluri had her first test as Miss America: The first question she was asked in a news conference was about social media users who were upset that someone of Indian heritage had won.

‘I have to rise above that,’ said Davuluri. ‘I always viewed myself as first and foremost American.’

She said she is delighted that the nearly century-old pageant sees beauty and talent of all kinds.

‘I’m so happy this organization has embraced diversity,’ she said. ‘I’m thankful there are children watching at home who can finally relate to a new Miss America.’

 

Davuluri’s pageant platform was ‘celebrating diversity through cultural competency.’ Her talent routine was a Bollywood fusion dance.

The 24-year-old is the second Asian-American winner, after Angela Perez-Baraquio, who is of Filipino descent, and won in 2001.

 

Davuluri, a native of Syracuse, New York, wants to be a doctor and is applying to medical school, with the help of a $50,000 scholarship she won as part of the pageant title.

‘I’m so happy this organization embraces diversity, and children can finally relate to Miss America’

She is the second consecutive Miss New York to win the Miss America crown, succeeding Mallory Hagan, who was selected in January.

Monday morning, she took the traditional ocean frolic dip in the Atlantic City surf in front of Boardwalk Hall, where she won the title hours earlier.

The pageant, which originated in Atlantic City 1921, spent the last six years in Las Vegas before returning to New Jersey.

 

‘Welcome home, Miss America!’ Davuluri said as she stood barefoot in the shallow surf, wearing a lime green Miss America T-shirt and white shorts. ‘We’re back in Atlantic City!’

Her grandmother told The Associated Press that she cried when she saw the news on television.

‘I am very, very happy for the girl. It was her dream and it was fulfilled,’ 89-year-old Vege Koteshwaramma said by phone from her home in the city of Vijaywada, in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

She said there are numerous doctors in the family, both in the U.S. and India, and that if her granddaughter wants to become one, ‘I am sure she will do it.’

 

Asked about her granddaughter appearing in a bikini, given the conservative attitudes about such things in India, Koteshwaramma said: ‘I haven’t seen any such thing. This must be all part of the competition.’

Davuluri had planned to go to the scene of a devastating boardwalk fire in the New Jersey communities of Seaside Park and Seaside Heights on Monday afternoon.

But pageant officials canceled that visit after learning that Governor Chris Christie was making cabinet officials available at that same time to business owners victimized by the fire.

Davuluri will visit at an unscheduled future date, pageant officials said.

Instead, she was headed to New York City to prepare for a slew of TV talk show appearances, and planned to take in Broadway musicals over the next several days.

On Tuesday, she will see Pippin. On Wednesday, she will meet former Miss America (and fellow Syracuse native) Vanessa Williams and see The Trip To Bountiful, a play in which Williams appears.

Williams was the first black Miss America in 1984, but she resigned after Penthouse magazine published nude photographs of her.

TO VIEW MISS AMERICA NINA DAVULURI PHOTOS: MISS AMERICA NINA DAVULURI

 


Desperate Housewives Ends Final Show Airs

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source & Story Credit: New York Post – Dan Good

Photo Credit: juicytings.com

Posted: Thursday May 10, 2012 @ 5:25 p.m PST

 

According to New York Post,   Cast members cried on the final day of filming of “Desperate Housewives.”

The show’s two-hour finale airs Sunday, bringing an end to eight seasons and 180 episodes.

“They said ‘that’s a wrap’ for the last time, and that’s when the tears came,” Longoria told David Letterman Wednesday.

The waterworks were matched with gifts for the show’s crew – carry-on luggage embroidered with the phrase, ‘Take us with you on all of your journeys.’

VANESSA WILLIAMS AND EVA LONGORIA photo credit juicytings.com

 

 

Vanessa L. Williams Sexual Abused Age,10 By Female Age,18

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source & Story Credit: Miami Herald

Photo Credit: Google –  projects.latimes.com

Posted: Saturday April 7, 2012 @ 2:50 a.m PST

 

Vanessa Williams is revealing an old, ugly secret in her upcoming memoir, You Have No Idea.
In the book, the Desperate Housewives star, 49, talks about sexual abuse she endured as a 10-year-old at the hands of a teenage girl. Williams tells the new issue of People that the incident happened over four decades ago.

Williams was staying with family friends whose 18-year-old daughter Susan “pulled down the bloomers’’ of her pajamas. “I lay there paralyzed,’’ said the former beauty queen. “What was I going to do?”

 

VANESSA L. WILLIAMS Photo Credit projects.latimes.com

 

 

 

 

5 Star Hollywood Beauties

Blogged By: Celebrity Blogger – De De Tillman

Photo Search By: La Tray

Posted: Thursday April 7, 2011 @3:41 am PST

Topic: 5 Star Hollywood Beauties

We recently featured the first time ever 5 Star Hollywood Hunks, so, it’s only fair that the beauties of  Hollywood get a chance, so we came up with the same name for the women, instead they are Beauties.

1. Janet Jackson is from the famous Jackson Family, she grew up on tv.  Janet has spent her whole life entertaining. She is an Actress and Singer. www.janetjackson.com  and www.twitter.com/janetjackson

2. Sofia Vergara  can be seen on the hit show “Modern Family”. She’s from Columbia.  Sofia is an Actress, Model, Comedian and Host. www.sofiavergara.com  and www.twitter.com/sofiavergara

3. Vanessa Williams is one talented woman, she can sing, dance and act.  She’s currently on “Desperate Housewives”. www.vanessawilliams.com

4. Heather Locklear has been on many television shows, once married to bad boy Tommy Lee and later romatically linked to Jack Wagner.  Currently Locklear is working on LifeTime Movies.

5. Eva Longoria is doing many commercials and working on television,  she sadly ended her divorce from NBA Star Tony Parker. She’s the owner of Beso Restuarant.  www.twitter.com/evalongoria

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT…ON WHAT YOU THINK…THANKS

Photo Credit/Courtesy: Google Images 1.Janet Jackson(fitceleb.com) 2.SofiaVerara(stylefrizz.com)  3. Vanessa Williams(yourgossipfix.com)  4. Heather Locklear(hollywoodgo.com)  5. Eva Longoria(inquisitr.com)

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