Racist backlash aside, the new Miss America is pretty popular. What’s not to like? She’s going to med school! She makes dorky jokes like “How many beauty queens does it take to change a lightbulb?” And, as some people have already begun to point out, she’s kind of a nerd.
The idea of Nina Davuluri being the first Indian Miss America and the first geek Miss America is undeniably awesome. Particularly since she actually said in one of her pageant interviews that she’s a fan of both Star Wars and Star Trek. Add that to a newfound photo of her wearing Jedi robes, and geek culture bloggers quickly started writing articles with titles like, “Is Geek America ignoring Miss America?”
The only problem is, that Jedi photo isn’t real. Not even a little bit. [READ MORE]