India West: Former Miss America Nina Davuluri Throws First Phillies Pitch

Philadelphia, Penn. — Baseball fans got a special treat when former Miss America Nina Davuluri threw the first pitch for the Phillies at Citizen’s Bank Park here April 11, when they played against the Nationals.

Fans were welcomed into the stadium to the sounds of the top 40 in Bollywood fused with western beats. The city’s top university dance teams took to the stage to bring South Asia to Philadelphia and were seen performing and giving fans an opportunity to learn some of the latest moves.

Moments before throwing out the pitch, the Indian American beauty pageant winner exclaimed, “Being here for Asian Pacific night and spreading my message of cultural competency has been amazing! I’m looking forward to a great game and win for the Phillies!”

This article originally appeared on on April 14, 2015:

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