Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri Meets President Barack Obama at the White House for the Annual Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Celebration
Today, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri, as the National Goodwill Ambassador for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, was honored to have a personal meeting with The President of the United States Barack Obama in the Oval Office as she toured the White House with the courageous young children representing The Children's Miracle Network Hospital.
Today's visit is part of the second portion of The Children's Miracle Network Hospital Celebration which began in Washington DC on Monday. Nina is honored to share this special weeklong series of events to honor champions from each state of the nation and show their true spirit as they have overcome their challenges in battling life threatening illnesses.
The events in Washington DC began on Monday with a breakfast of champions shared with their families followed by a special visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Following, Nina had the opportunity to visit The Children's National Medical Center to spread some Miss America cheer to the children of the hospital.
On Tuesday, the Champions boarded a bus to enjoy a beautiful day on Capitol Hill to visit the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial. Then, Nina joined the Champions for a Capitol Hill Luncheon at The Hart Building as special guests and enjoyed a private tour of the historic building. The evening was topped off with a lovely boat cruise on the Potomac River where the Champions had the opportunity to have fun and build new friendships.
The Champions and Nina will leave Celebration with incredible memories and an experience of a lifetime. Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri and The Miss America Organization are proud to congratulate The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals on an incredible celebration that continues to inspire all of us.
Oct 18, 2013Update:
President Barack Obama hosted a very special guest at the White House, Nina Davuluri, the first Indian American Miss America, despite the high drama surrounding a deal to end the government shutdown.
“Had the pleasure of having a conversation with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office today!" an ecstatic Davuluri tweeted shortly after meeting Obama Oct. 16.
"Miss America participated in a group photo with the president in honor of the Children's Miracle Network Hospital Champions," a White House official said.
"Following the photo, she briefly visited the Oval Office," the official added.
Davuluri, 24, was the first Indian American to win the coveted beauty pageant last month.
Incidentally, Obama had referred to Davuluri during his meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here last month.
"Now Miss America is of Indian American descent. I think it's a signal of how close our countries are," Obama had said.
"I'm so proud to be the first Miss America of Indian descent," Davuluri, whose parents hail from Andhra Pradesh, said after winning the pageant.