Miss America contestants are a combination of beauty, brains and class, and the 2014 pageant, held in Atlantic City on Sunday, Sept. 15, featured 53 such women competing for the crown. Miss New York, Nina Davuluri, ultimately took home the crown, besting out Miss California, Miss Oklahoma, and Miss Florida for the coveted title
First runner-up Miss California, Crystal Lee, earned both her B.A. and M.A. at Stanford in just four years, and is fluent in Mandarin. "Tweet me, like me, text me! Streaming to you from Silicon Valley, I'm Crystal Lee, Miss California," she introduced herself.
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