Miss America coming to Tenafly with personal testament to diversity
She's the first Indian American to win the Miss America crown, an honor previously reserved for faces very unlike hers. Her beauty-queen triumph brought out the lingering vestige of ugliness in others. Moments after a tiara was placed on her head ...
Former Miss America contestant Djuan Trent announces she is gay
MyFox Washington DC
A former Miss America contestant has announced she is gay. Djuan Trent represented the state of Kentucky in the 2011 pageant. In her personal blog posted on February 20th, she says she is "a queer." This makes her the first lesbian contestant to have ...
Former Miss Kentucky Comes Out as Queer in Response to Anti-Gay Rhetoric
Trent, who finished in the top 10 of the 2011 Miss America pageant, said that she had been inspired in part by Ellen Page's recent coming out speech. But an equally important factor was District Judge John G. Heyburn II's ruling ordering the Kentucky ...
Miss America Flipping Pancakes in Hollywood for Children
The Beverly Hills Courier
... and other dairy products prohibited during Lent. The 24-year-old Davuluri is from Syracuse, N.Y. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and hopes to attend medical school and become a physician. She is the first Miss America of Indian descent.