After the results were announced, Davuluri, 24 -- the first Indian American to hold the title -- was bombarded with racist tweets linking her to terrorism, making references to convenience stores and pleading that show runners picked "more American" winners.
"Miss America? You mean Miss 7-11," wrote twitter user @JPLman95.
"Miss America right now or miss AlQaueda?," tweeted @SHANN_Wow.
"First a president from God knows where, Africa and now a miss America lady that I can't say or spell her name... Terrorist," wrote @JLyle2_PGA.
Later in the night, hundreds came on Twitter to support Davuluri's win and to condemn the offensive remarks.
"Those racist #MissAmerica Tweets: because you needed more evidence that we were spending too much on war and not enough on education," @Vasugi wrote.
"If you guys think the Miss America pageant is racist, try America," @jasminedreame tweeted.
"First, Miss America is beautiful and talented! Second, racist dopes are what is Un-American! Crawl back into your holes," tweeted Philadelphia councilman Jim Kenney.
In addition, the tumblr site "Public Shaming" posted a list of all the ill-spirited tweets that meant to attack Davuluri, prompting many of its authors to close their twitter accounts over the imminent backlash.
The Syracuse, New York native plans to use the $50,000 scholarship that came with her victory to apply for medical school.
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