Nina Davuluri: From Miss America to global leader & entrepreneur

Womens History

It was a moment Central New York will never forget.

Watching as Fayetteville’s own Nina Davuluri continued to move to each round in the 2014 Miss America competition, an entire community and country would see her win the crown in stunning fashion.

Nina knocked down a few firsts that night by dazzling the Miss America stage with the competition’s first-ever Bollywood dance. She would also become the first Indian-American woman to win the title.

Being Miss America launched Nina into the global spotlight — putting her platform, “Celebrating Diversity Through Cultural Competency” center stage.

Watching Nina take the world by storm — speaking at countless colleges and conferences — her poise and intelligence prove the Miss America title truly means more than a crown.

Nina’s ventures have expanded into many realms including reality TV.

She is the host and producer of, “Made in America,” on ZeeTV Americas network. In her show, Nina aims to empower young women to discover who they really are as they make their dreams come true.

Her latest adventure — Aavrani — is budding on the beauty and skin care scene. 

Inspired by Indian beauty rituals, the skin care products contain 12 natural ingredients including turmeric and honey.

“Rani” rooted from the Hindi word for “queen” — Nina and her business partner, Rooshy Roy, want each woman to “embrace her own beauty.”
 
Pairing her love for her South Asian heritage and hopes for unity in all cultures — Nina is redefining the American dream.
 

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