In a grand event on Sunday night, Miss District of Columbia Kára McCullough was crowned Miss USA 2017. Miss New Jersey Chhavi Verg was runner-up and Miss Minnesota Meredith Gould was the second runner-up. Meanwhile, Kara McCullough will represent the United States at the Miss Universe 2017 pageant. Check out some unseen photos and facts about Kára McCullough, the newly crowned Miss USA 2017.
Kara is a Scientist
Kara McCullough is a scientist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Kara Was Born In Italy
Kara McCullough was born in Naples, Italy, and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Her father was a member of the United States Marine Corps.
Degree In Bachelor Of Science
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry with a concentration in radiochemistry from South Carolina State University.
She Loves Science
According to the Time, McCullough said after the Sunday event, “I love science, I look at this as a great opportunity to … get to experience the worldwide culture, as well as just having the opportunity to be impacted by so many children, hopefully in the math and sciences.”
Natural Hair Movement
During her time at Miss USA, McCullough received media attention and praise for deciding to compete with her natural hair, which was seen as support for the natural hair movement.