We want to wish a huge congratulations to Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri!
Davuluri, who competed as Miss New York, made history last night as the first woman of Indian descent to snag the crown. Pretty dang awesome if you ask us. But it was her Bollywood performance in the talent portion of the competition that really got us excited. This is the second year in a row that the contestant from New York was crowned after a stellar dance performance. Remember, Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan's tap dance?
Watch Davuluri's Bollywood routine below, then tell us what you think!
After watching the Miss America competition this weekend, I have a whole new respect for pageant contestants. Not only are they drop-dead gorgeous (and so fit—I mean, dang girls!), but they're articulate, super-talented and insanely hard working. (I can't fathom the crazy number of hours they put in preparing for Saturday night!)
But it was the talent portion of the competition that really caught my eye. I was shocked to see four of the ten women dance: three tappers and one lyrical-ish dancer. Aside from the lyrical number (I'll save my thoughts about that for another day), I was actually pretty impressed. Even the winner, Miss New York Mallory Hagan, tapped (in rhinestoned tap shoes, no less)! While her tap technique wasn't perfect, her showmanship and song choice (James Brown's "Get Up Offa That Thing") took the cake.
Take a look:
What do you think? Did you watch the competition? Did Miss New York deserve the crown? Tell us in the comments below!