One of the tweets said, "If you're #Miss America, you should have been American."

"WHEN WILL A WHITE WOMAN WIN #MISSAMERICA? Ever??!!" said another.

Davuluri is also the first beauty queen of Indian descent to serve as Miss New York.

But instead of focusing on how a New Yorker had won the beauty pageant for the second consecutive year, the tweets were about Davuluri's heritage.

"Well, they just picked a Muslim for Miss America. That must've made Obama happy. Maybe he had a vote," vented one person cited by the news channel pointing that Davuluri was not a Muslim and the President didn't have a vote.

Davuluri herself brushed aside the negative comments saying, "I have to rise above that. I always viewed myself as first and foremost American.”

(Agencies)

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