On Sunday, 24-year-old Miss New York Nina Davuluri won the 2014 Miss America crown, making her the first Miss America of Indian descent and the second consecutive Miss New York to win, following 2013's Mallory Hagan. Despite missing her cue for the talent portion in what looked like a scene from Miss Congeniality, Nina impressed the judges and took home the crown.
Over the years, pageants have drawn positive attention for their dedication to scholarships and service — like the $50,000 scholarship Nina won with her title — but every once in a while, a contestant trips or struggles through her interview response, making headlines with an awkward viral video. Thanks to the contestants' sky-high heels, the quick wardrobe changes, and the high-pressure interview questions, pageant snafus are inevitable — and they're all caught on camera. From embarrassing falls to incoherent interview answers, take a look at some of the most awkward pageant moments of all time.