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Indian Miss America as symbol of change
U.S.A. - Nina Davuluri is striking a chord with many people as the first Indian-American Miss America.
The nation already has its fair share of Indian-American governors, CEOs, scientists, actors and other high achievers. But many observers say that Davuluri's victory resonates because it shows the promise of America.
Davalari is familiar to New Yorkers, as she was crowned Miss Greater Rochester for 2012. The Syracuse native made history as the first contestant of Indian heritage to win the pageant.
Amardeep Singh, an English professor at Lehigh University, says that Miss America is a symbol of national identity.
So when an Indian woman wins, it shows him that America is willing to accept and celebrate an Indian version of beauty.
Singh also noted that Davuluri is among a generation of Indians born in America to immigrant parents. He says and they are confident that America will accept them and their culture.