Former Miss Michigan’s Outstanding Teen Nina Davuluri made history this past weekend when she was the first Miss America’s Outstanding Teen state titleholder to win the coveted Miss America crown. Nina, who competed in the Miss America pageant as Miss New York, was first runner-up to Miss America’s Outstanding Teen during the 2007 national competition.
The recipient of a $50,000 college scholarship, Nina will travel the country for the next twelve months representing the Miss America Organization and promoting both her personal platform as well as the national platform, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
In addition, several other former state Outstanding Teen titleholders took home prestigious awards from this year’s pageant including:
- Crystal Lee, Miss California 2013, Miss California’s Outstanding Teen 2008, who was named first runner-up
- Myrrhanda Jones, Miss Florida 2013
- Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen 2009, who finished the competition as third runner-up.
- Nina Davuluri competed as Miss Southwest Outstanding Teen in the Miss Michigan’s Outstanding Teen pageant, which she won in 2006.
She went on to place as the first runner-up to Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2007, Maria DeSantis
To view a complete list of award winners from the 2014 Miss America competition, please visit the Miss America website at www.missamerica.org.
To learn more about MAOTeen, visit us at www.maoteen.org.
Photo credit: Photos by Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization
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About Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant
Miss America’s Outstanding Teen is a scholarship-based program offering accomplished teens the opportunity to be awarded funds for college.
The program promotes scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for America’s teens.
In the past five years, the organization has made available more than $4 million in college scholarships.
For more information, please visit www.maoteen.org
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