Miss New York Crowned 2014 MISS AMERICA
MISS AMERICA, ABC
THE 2014 Miss America COMPETITION was telecast live from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2013 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. The competition, co-hosted by Good Morning America's Lara Spencer and 'The Bachelor's Chris Harrison, returned to Atlantic City for the first time in six years to crown a new 2014 winner.
Exclaimed co-host Spencer during the live telecast, "Atlantic City has survived Hurricane Sandy!"
The 53 Miss America contestants participated in evening gown, swimsuit and talent competitions before Being narrowed down to the final five. Ultimately, Miss New York Nina Davuluri, 24, from Syracuse, took the crown as well as the $50,000 scholarship cash.
Davuluri, performed a Bollywood fusion dance and answered a question about her beliefs on having plastic surgery, to which she asserted, "Be confident in who you are!". She is the first Miss America winner of Indian descent.
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