There is a mantra, being beautiful isn’t easy. Nina Davuluri is beautiful and now holding one of the country’s most popular crowns. A waterfall of midnight hair, dark exotic eyes and dusky skin is her image. Grace, beauty, and confidence her delivery. Being labeled as the first Indian-American to win Miss America was prompted over her traits and her talents. When ethnicity is mentioned, racists stemmed from the rotted woodwork to deliver nasty comments about the young beauty.
Winning the Miss America title alludes many she will be labeled as a number one search around the country and possibly the globe. A simple search on Google may alert naysayers of a few things:
- Davuluri isn’t an Arab, even if she were is this necessary? No. (creating insults on a self-creation of hate shows a greater level of ignorance).
- Miss America was born in Syracuse. Not in India, Pakistan or Iraq. She is as American as any other natural born citizen on this soil.
- Never insult what you may need. Not only is she beautiful and can rock a bikini, Davuluri is looking to complete med school to become a physician. Her major? Brain behavior and cognitive science.
- Like most young women, she suffered with image issues including bulimia. Her story resounds with millions of young girls in America.
Turning a beauty contest into a reason to deliver nasty messages is crude, unAmerican and shows how negative self-hate can truly be. Ever the classy Miss America, Davuluri raises her chin past the comments and states she has and always will see herself as an American “foremost.”
Celebrate Feminine Prowess
Personally, there were two ladies who marked Miss America with power, confidence and the ability to rise above controversy. That was the winner Miss America Nina Davuluri and Miss Kansas Theresa Vail. Vail marked talent, tattoos and tact. She is a beautiful and strong woman. Both of these gorgeous women brought their own level of awareness to this country. They should be celebrated, not used for personal grudges of anger, hate and ugliness. Miss America should bring together women from sea to shining sea. Empowering the ability of confidence, the feminine inner lioness and demanding respect from their word.
The Smaller Noise Creates the Mightier Wave
This morning showed how the smaller group of ignorant racists shouting from their mini soapbox can mar the win and even take control of the media. So, what were some of these nasty comments? Below are some of the disturbing comments:
- DallasRobinson8 took to Twitter to call Davuluri an “ARAB” and stated she was mad about an ARAB winning an American competition.
- Jakeamick5 hit Twitter as well and called Davuluri a foreigner and joined Dallas above on calling the Syracuse born brainiac an Arab.
- Other comments continually hit Twitter to call Davuluri an Arab, referencing her to 9/11, one cruel comment called her “Miss 7/11” and additional hate-filled comments filled the social media giant.
One area most can agree with is when Jakeamick5 used the hashtag #idiots. Yes, there seemed to be a plethora on Twitter last night. Have a disagreement with who won, that’s natural. Have an intelligent debate or a catty one. Sure mock how someone’s bikini was not cute, or how annoying the responses were. These are natural levels of criticism throughout a competition, especially one on a national stage.
Miss America Nina Davuluri
The new Miss America was crowned and her name is Nina Davuluri. She is beautiful, intelligent and talented. She was born in Syracuse, has a winning smile and her most controversial moment was being overheard for calling another contestant fat. Make judgements on her walk, her talent, her bikini or her responses. To take to Twitter to deliver nasty racist comments is crude, disgusting and utterly unnecessary. It shows a level of mass ignorance and continues to stigmatize this country backwards. See Miss America for what it is: A group of beautiful women aiming to win, don’t draw ethnicity into it. See beyond hate to embrace the beauty.
Op-Ed written by an Latina-American