*On Wednesday, the first Indian American Miss America Nina Davuluri paid a visit to Vanessa Williams, the first African American Miss America, after Williams’ performance in her Broadway play “The Trip To Bountiful” in New York City.
Along with making history and breaking boundaries, the two took similar paths to victory having both won the title of Miss Syracuse, then Miss New York and ultimately becoming Miss America.
Unfortunately many things haven’t changed as Davuluri was met with much of the same racist, hateful comments and backlash as Williams when she won 30 years ago.
We wonder if Vanessa Williams gave Davuluri any advice! Although, it doesn’t seem she needs much of it. Davuluri recently responded to the backlash with pride in her heritage.
“I have to rise above that. I always viewed myself as first and foremost American.”