Somewhat amazingly the 24 year-old foul mouthed contestant Miss New York Nina Davuluri has won the 2014 Miss America pageant. The new Miss America comes from Syracuse, New York and this is the second year in a row that Miss New York has won the crown. Mallory Hagan, who was crowned in the 2013 beauty pageant was also from New York.
It was Mallory Hagan, as the current Miss America, that Nina Davuluri was heard to say was “fat as F***.” The new Miss America was taped making the statement for posterity by another pageant hopeful. Davuluri dropped the “F” bomb at a party that she had back in July this year.
Her statement about Hagan was after Nina won her Miss New York crown. The new crown holder, referred to herself as “Miss Diversity” in a take-off of the Sandra Bullock 2000 film Miss Congeniality. When she won the New York title, Miss Diversity invited a group of the other crown hopefuls back to her room at the hotel where all the contestants were staying.
According to the other contestant who taped Davuluri, she heard her call Mallory Hagan “Fat as f***,” over the noise from the boisterous party. The crowd of celebrants were so loud that the young woman who had not been invited decided to tape the cacophony that they were making. “Miss Diversity” must have been shouting her “F” bomb to be heard over the din. It says something about how times have changed when Miss America 2014 is won by the foul mouthed Miss New York Nina Davuluri and the tattooed Miss Kansas can’t get past the final 15.
Especially since the young woman who recorded the statement, was apparently offended by the conversation that was coming from the hotel room next to hers and it was then that she decided to tape what what going on. Allegedly the recording also contained racist remarks from the new Miss New York’s good friend. It seems that this potty language and racism did not bother anyone else.
Once the recording was made public, the new Miss New York went onto her Facebook page and posted an apology. While she did apologise for the noise, she did not mention her use of the “F” word, or calling Hagan fat. She did not bring up the racist remarks overheard on the recording either.
But New York pageant officials investigated the incident and Nina was cleared of using inappropriate language to describe just how fat Mallory Hagan was. It could seem almost serendipitous that Miss New York won after the pageant was moved to Atlantic City, New Jersey. Especially taking into account that last year’s winner was another Miss New York.
Sadly, the most publicised Miss America, Miss Kansas, did not make it as a runner up. Donald Trump’s annoyance over her tattoos must have been passed onto the judges. Since Theresa Vail did not make it to the final, she could not participate in the final question and answer segment, which might have been entertaining.
Since Nina Davuluri did make the final round, she was asked if she thought it was alright for Julia Chen to have her eyes surgically enhanced. Considering her somewhat stern attitude on body weight, she was surprisingly lenient in the area of plastic surgery. She replied that she thought it was okay for Julia to have her eyes done.
So the new 2014 Miss America is the “foul mouthed” Miss New York, Nina Davuluri. It will be interesting to see if she can manage to control her urge to use the “F” word now that she has won the crown.
By Michael Smith