Miss USA 2017 Winner Is Kara McCullough, Miss District Of Columbia Wins Pageant (VIDEO)

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Miss District Columbia Kara McCullough Miss USA

By Michael Lewittes

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Miss District Columbia Kara McCullough Miss USA

(FOX)

Kara McCullough was crowned the 2017 Miss USA winner on Sunday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. She beat out 50 other contestants, including runner-up Chhavi Verg of New Jersey, to win the crown. McCullough now takes over the title from 2016 winner Deshauna Barber, who was also from the District of Columbia. Watch the video below!

The pageant started off with the 51 contestants being whittled down to the top 10 women. The 10 women who advanced to the swimsuit competition were Miss Minnesota, Miss New Jersey, Miss Missouri, Miss Tennessee, Miss California, Miss District of Columbia, Miss South Carolina, Miss New York, Miss Illinois, and Miss Alaska. The women then competed in the evening gown portion of the contest. Following those two competitions, the top five women who made the cut and moved on to the interview round were Miss Minnesota, Miss Illinois, Miss South Carolina, Miss District of Columbia, and Miss New Jersey.

The ladies then were each asked specific questions, including how they would like the global community to view the United States; whether affordable healthcare for all citizens is a right or a privilege; and if social media is a positive or a negative? After that round, the three remaining women were Miss District of Columbia, Miss Minnesota, and New Jersey. Next, those contestants were asked what they think feminism means and if they consider themselves feminists. Miss District of Columbia received the most applause when she said feminism should really be called “equalism.”

As Gossip Cop previously reported, the 66th annual Miss USA pageant was hosted once again by Julianne Hough and Terrence J. During the telecast Pitbull, Brett Eldridge and Cirque du Soleil performed. The judges for competition included Carson Kressley, Miss USA 1997 Brook Lee, trans TV host and author Janet Mock, and Halima Aden, who was the first woman to compete in the Miss USA pageant in a hijab and burkini.

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