Read this: Miss America Nina Davuluri on India vs. U.S. beauty standards

Nina Davuluri in Atlantic City last week. (Michael Loccisano / Getty Images) Nina Davuluri in Atlantic City last week. (Michael Loccisano / Getty Images)

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“[In India,] the more fair-skinned you are, the more beautiful you are. And they spend tons of money on skin-lightening creams, bleaches, products, and here it’s vice versa; we spend so much on tanning products.”

Miss America Nina Davuluri on the ironies about the many faux controversies surrounding her crowning — from the U.S. jerks who tweeted that she was too foreign-looking to win, to the Indians who note that she’s too dark-skinned to have win Miss India — in an interview with our colleague Maura Judkis during a whirlwind visit of D.C. this weekend.

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