Miss New York Nina Davuluri Crowned Winner of Miss America 2014

And the winner is … Miss New York Nina Davuluri! This is actually the second year in a row that a Miss New York contestant has won the Miss America crown!

Tonight, America’s Choice Winner was Theresa Vail, Miss Kansas. The semi-finalists included Miss Kansas (of course), California, New York, Oklahoma, Connecticut, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland, Florida, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. The 4th runner-up was Miss Minnesota, the 3rd runner-up was Miss Florida, the 2nd runner-up was Miss Oklahoma, and the 1st runner-up was Miss California.

For the swimsuit competition, the ladies strutted their stuff down the runway to Lady Gaga’s hit “Applause.” This was definitely a crowd favorite.

The celebrity judges included Lance Bass, Mario Pantone, Carla Hall, Joshua Bell, and several others.

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