Kara McCullough Crowned Miss USA 2017

Miss District of Columbia, Kara McCullough, has been crowned Miss USA 2017. This makes two back-to-back title wins for the District of Columbia following Deshauna Barber’s 2016 win.

McCullough, a 25-year-old chemist, works for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. She said she wants to inspire children to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

When asked during the televised contest if she believed healthcare was a privilege or right, McCullough said healthcare is a privilege and continued her response with:

“As a government employee, I’m granted health care and I see firsthand that for one to have health care, you need to have jobs.”

McCullough was born in Naples, Italy, and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She plans to go on to compete in the Miss Universe contest.



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