This week, she launched a new social media campaign to encourage constructive and civil dialogue on diversity issues. Nina is asking fans to forward representative thoughts and stories about their experiences on how we as a nation can advance cultural awareness. People could send information using the hashtag #CirclesOfUnity on Twitter to @MissAmerica, Instagram to @missamericaorg, and to Facebook.com/MissAmericaOrganization.
"I'm so proud to be the first Miss America of Indian descent." Nina said. "She isn't the Miss America of ten years ago and she's not going to be the same ten years down the road. I'm so thankful that children watching at home can relate to a new Miss America. They can look at me and see that they can break barriers, be who they are, and be successful despite their race or socio-economic status. I want to use this opportunity to encourage positive dialogue among all Americans about the ways in which we are all unique and how that makes us stronger as a country."
"This year, thirteen thousand young women began the journey to Miss America. Nina is representative of a new generation of women, a diverse generation of women, who are making their mark, through education and community service." said Sam Haskell, chairman and CEO of the Miss America Organization.
Miss America is the largest scholarship organization for young women in the world making $45 million available to young women across the country.
Source: Miss America Organization