Miss America Runner-Up 2018 Taps Foot On Bollywood Number And Video Goes Viral Overnight

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| September 11 , 2017 , 19:33 IST

Bollywood films are watched all over the world and are immensely appreciated as well. No matter how much we lay behind the International cinema, Hindi Film Industry has its own way of garnering praises.Apart from

Apart from the superficial storyline, what attracts the viewers towards the Hindi cinema are our peppy dance numbers. The theory was proven when a contestant, Jennifer Davis performed on the song, 'Naacho Re' from Salman Khan's film 'Jai Ho' in the Miss America 2018 beauty pageant.

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The ardent advocate of 'Diversity Matters', Jennifer was the runner-up of the title following North Dakota Cara Mund, who won the beauty pageant. The 23-year-old is a communication student who received a generous scholarship of $25,000 upon being the second most liked contestant of the contest.

While being the part of the pageant, Davis has voiced her support in favour of diverse cultures. She has been accused of cultural appropriation many times but by performing on a Bollywood number, she has proved that her views on cultural diversity will not change according to others.

Surprisingly, her performance was choreographed by the famous Bollywood choreographer, Nakul Dev Mahajan. Her spirit and ideology have not only gained her Miss America Runner up title but a lot of Indian hearts as well.


"Why do you do Bollywood, are you even of the culture". I get this question all of the time, and my response is, because I LOVE it. The beauty of dance is that no matter where you come from, we can have a common denominator, and that is a love of dance. Besides my love of the culture, I believe that it is important to practice what you preach. Diversity Matters is much more than a platform for me, it is my life. Not only do I come from a diverse background, I have known the joy of embracing another culture fully. With all of that being said, I want to thank Nakul for teaching me, and loving me. It was a joy to bring #Bollywood back to the #missamerica stage as #missmissouri. I encourage you all to go out and embrace a culture different from your own, because your life will be forever enriched.

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