Everyone knows that Nina Davuluri has been crowned as Miss America in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 15, 2013, but very few are aware that she is an Indian descendant. She was born to Telugu parents and has also spent few years in Vijayawada during her childhood. Even more interesting stuff is that she watches Telugu movies and she became a big fan of Rebel Star Prabhas after watching his performance in Varsham in 2007.
Nina Davuluri's mother Sheila Ranjani and father Davuluri Koteshwara Choudhary hailed originally from Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India. In 1981, her family left for Missouri, USA. She was born on April 20, 1989 in Syracuse, New York, but moved to Oklahoma at the age of four and later to St Joseph Michigan, where her father is a gynecologist affiliated with St Joseph's Hospital.
She attended the University of Michigan and was a topper in both studies and beauty competitions. She has won several scholastic honours including the Dean's List, Michigan Merit Award and National Honor Society Award. She graduated with a degree in Brain Behavior and Cognitive Science. In 2006, she placed Runner-up for Miss Teen America. She prepared herself a whole year for the Miss America competition. Finally, she has made every Indian feel proud by winning this crown.
After winning the Miss America title, Nina Davuluri spoke to a Indian portal about her love for the country. She said, "I wanted to become a Cardiologist and I also have good touch with Bharatha Natyam and Kuchipudi classical dance forms. I even love Telugu movies a lot. Watching Varsham in 2007, I became a big Fan of Prabhas and I just love his performance."
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