Nina Davuluri became the second consecutive contestant from New York to win the Miss America pageant.
Davuluri won the title as the nationally televised pageant returned home to Atlantic City.
She succeeds another Miss New York, Mallory Hagan, whose tenure was cut short when the pageant moved back to Atlantic City after a six-year stint in Las Vegas, where winners were chosen in January.
Davuluri performed a classical Bollywood fusion dance for her talent competition. She is the first winner of Indian descent.
Miss America to visit Seaside Park
The Miss America Organization tells The Associated Press that the newly crowned Miss America will head to Seaside Park and Seaside Heights tomorrow afternoon to support the reconstruction efforts.
More than four blocks of the iconic boardwalk were destroyed by a raging wind-whipped fire on Thursday.
The visit will come after Davuluri, the new Miss America does the traditional frolic in the Atlantic City surf Monday morning, the day after winning the title.