After nearly a week of high-heeled dancing, Vaseline-covered teeth, and skillfully concealed hostility, the glitter has finally settled over Atlantic City — and 24-year-old Nina Davuluri of Syracuse, New York has been named the latest in a long line of all-American beauty queens. Davuluri isn’t just the second consecutive pageant winner from the Empire State — she’s also the first woman of Indian descent to snag the crown.
Obviously, congratulations are in order — but Nina’s not the only one who deserves a little recognition. Check out my list of alternate-category winners, and feel free to add your own… as long as you deliver them with a blindingly white smile.
Most Auspicious Name: Miss Alabama, a.k.a. Chandler Champion. Then again, maybe not; she didn’t even make it to the semi-finals.
Weirdest Intro Joke: ”Listening to your phone calls from the nation’s capital. Just kidding! I’m Miss District of Columbia, Bindhu Pamarthi.”
Runner Up: “From the home of fast horses and beautiful women — better not get those two things confused. I am Jenna Day, Miss Kentucky!”
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