Miss USA

Meet Kara McCullough, Miss USA 2017!

Back to back for District Of Columbia! Kara McCullough was crowned Miss USA 2017 on May 14 in Las Vegas. She will have the opportunity to represent the United States at Miss Universe 2017 later this year.


Kára earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry with a concentration in Radiochemistry from South Carolina State University. Her major provided her the opportunity to intern at many universities, which paved the way to her current career at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. She has a personal community outreach program entitled, Science Exploration for Kids (SE4K). SE4K features interactive science activities, and math and science tutoring for children scholars grades 6-11.

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Miss USA 2017 was born in Naples, Italy, but raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. As the daughter of a now retired United States Navy Chief Petty Officer, she has traveled and lived in many beautiful places including Sicily, Japan, South Korea and Hawaii.

During the questions portion of the competition, McCullough was asked if affordable healthcare is a right or a privilege. She responded that healthcare should only go to those with jobs, and one of the country’s goals should be to create more jobs so more people have healthcare.

Miss USA 2017 Final Results

Miss USA 2017 : D.C. District of Columbia – Kára McCullough

1st Runner-Up : New Jersey – Chhavi Verg

2nd Runner-Up : Minnesota – Meridith Gould

Top 5 Illinois – Whitney Wandland

South Carolina – Megan Gordon

Top 10 Alaska – Alyssa London; California – India Williams; Missouri – Bayleigh Dayton; New York – Hannah Lopa; Tennessee – Allee-Sutton Hethcoat

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