Miss NY Calls Miss America 'Fat As..."

Nina Davuluri's alleged remarks revealed

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 13, 2013 10:40 AM CDT

(Newser) – Drama alert: A new Miss America will be crowned Sunday ... and Miss New York allegedly thinks it's about time. Sources tell the New York Post that Nina Davuluri was recorded as calling current Miss America Mallory Hagan "fat as [bleep]." It allegedly happened back on July 16, after Davuluri won the Miss NY crown and invited friends to celebrate in her hotel room. "A friend of Davuluri was supposedly heard making racist remarks, and Davuluri is allegedly heard on the tape blasting Miss America, 'Mallory’s fat as [bleep],'" the source says.

"A girl [a fellow beauty queen] in the next room overheard their conversation, and was so offended she decided to tape part of it," the source explains, adding that "the recording has been making the rounds of pageant contestants and officials" and the pageant board is aware. But pageant organizers and reps strenuously deny the story. Davuluri herself addressed it on Facebook, saying that in her room that night "there were people who claimed to be my supporters and said things I never agreed with, nor supported ... I was never a part of the words or statements that may have been hurtful." (Click to meet one of this year's most interesting Miss America contestants.)

Miss American 2013 Mallory Hagan arrives to attend the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Louisville, Ky.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan competes in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan reacts as she is announced Miss America 2013 on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
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