Kara McCullough has finally won the Miss USA, one of the top beauty pageants in the country. The 25-year old beauty from the District of Columbia was crowned Miss USA 2017 Sunday in a glittering event in Las Vegas.
The entire event that was broadcast live was watched by tens of millions of people not just from within the US, but from around the world. But the decision was apparently very difficult for judges. There were many beautiful women vying for the coveted crown and the toughest fight came from none other than Chhavi Verh and Meridith Gould.
There is no denying that McCullough must be feeling lucky to have survived the competition. She was announced the winner over first runner-up Miss New Jersey, Chhavi Verg, and second runner-up Miss Minnesota, Meridith Gould.
But this beauty is not dumb. She comes with huge brain and is a nuclear scientist at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Her win gives the District of Columbia back-to-back victories in the competition, after Deshauna Barber took home the crown last year.
The girl from Washington DC, Deshauna Barber, the outgoing Miss USA 2016 put the crown on the head of McCullough. She also praised her mom during the Mother’s Day broadcast, who passed away from lung cancer three months into her reign as Miss USA.
But apparently Twitter gave her thumbs down. It may be because of her answer to a question on healthcare. She said healthcare should be given only to those people who have jobs. “Miss DC was my fav but… not after that answer. Everyone has a right to healthcare. #MissUSA”, said a Twitter user.
Another Twitter user, Molli, in a tweet said, “DC just lost my vote. Healthcare shouldn’t be a privilege for only people with jobs.#MissUSA”