Runner-Up Miss America 2018 Contestant Won Hearts With Her Bollywood Performance
- IWB Post
- September 13, 2017
There’s an immense craze for Bollywood numbers around the world. We’ve all seen the viral Bollywood routine videos from the reality dance show ‘So you think you can dance’. It’s matter of pride when your country’s art is accepted, appreciated and followed by other countries.
Except for the times when people confuse Bollywood only with peppy songs and “Zumba” becomes its synonym, as said by Priyanka Chopra.
Recently Jennifer Leigh Davis, the runner-up contestant at Miss America 2018, performed on the song ‘Nacho Re’ from Jai Ho and won hearts with her great performance. Her dance was choreographed by ‘So you think you can dance’ fame Nakul Dev Mahajan,
Jennifer Leigh Davis is an acceptor of diverse cultures and that clearly showed with her selection of song. She also had a message for people finding it weird on her Instagram post.
“Why do you do Bollywood, are you even of the culture”. I get this question all of the time, and my response is, because I LOVE it. The beauty of dance is that no matter where you come from, we can have a common denominator, and that is a love of dance. Besides my love of the culture, I believe that it is important to practice what you preach. Diversity Matters is much more than a platform for me, it is my life. Not only do I come from a diverse background, I have known the joy of embracing another culture fully. With all of that being said, I want to thank Nakul for teaching me, and loving me. It was a joy to bring #Bollywood back to the #missamerica stage as #missmissouri. I encourage you all to go out and embrace a culture different from your own, because your life will be forever enriched.
The video of the performance has not been out yet but there are GIF s of the dance and we’d like to show you a glimpse of the amazing performance.