Newly crowned Miss America winner Nina Davuluri is helping kick off National Bullying Prevention Month in her home state.
The former Miss New York joined 17-year-old anti-bullying activist Cali Linstrom at Stuyvesant High School.
Linstrom launched a campaign accusing Abercrombie and Fitch of discrimination.
Now, the clothing company is sending her across the country to spread her message.
"It's the most fulfilling thing I could ever ask for, because if I ever had someone come up to me and say 'I'm here for you while you're going through this,' that would have meant the world to me," Linstrom said. "So if I can do that for someone else, then I'm doing the right thing."
"I guess the silver lining in everything that happened was that for every one negative tweet, comment or post I received, hundreds, and now thousands, of positive words of encouragement and support from not only Americans, but people all over the world," Davuluri said.
Davuluri said she was called names including "Miss Al-Qaeda" and "Miss 7-11" after becoming the first woman of Indian descent to win the crown.