It really pisses me off that some idiots are claiming that Nina is not a real American. She was born in America, and is of Indian (NOT ARAB) descent. People bringing 9/11, terrorism, Islam and such into this issue are ignorant, bigoted or misinformed. Grow the fuck up, people. GRRRRRRR
Plus, why would it NOT be okay for ANY American to win the Miss America pageant - no matter their heritage, culture or religious affiliation? This is America - it’s a huge melting pot of different people. It’s made up of people from all corners of the planet - most of us either immigrated here or have ancestors who did at some point. The only people I see that might have any right to be indignant are the actual Native Americans. And you don’t see them bitching that a Native didn’t win. Just because the blond haired blue eyed woman didn’t win, doesn’t mean the winner isn’t American.