BREAKING NEWS: It is a BacktoBack Kára McCullough from District of Columbia is Miss USA 2017

Kára McCullough, Miss District Of Columbia USA 2017, is announced as the new Miss USA on stage at the conclusion of the two-hour special programming event on FOX from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Sunday, May 14. The new winner will move to New York City where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

It is a BacktoBack because Kára McCullough is from District of Columbia and prior Queen Deshauna Barber it is from District of Columbia.

Las Vegas, Nevada — On Sunday, May 14, 2017, The Miss Universe Organization with WME/IMG with partnership with FOX produced the 2017 Miss USA at the Mandalay Bay Events Center 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119 from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Miss USA 2017, Kára McCullough 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. After being immersed in multiple different cultures, McCullough has a penchant for cooking specialty Italian and soul food cuisines. McCullough 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. McCullough also 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. McCullough is honored to represent the Nation’s Capital at the 2017 MISS USA® competition and is excited to meet all of the intelligent women from throughout the country.

About Miss USA: Miss USA is an American beauty pageant that has been held annually since 1952 to select the American entrant in the Miss Universe pageant. The Miss Universe Organization operates both pageants, as well as Miss Teen USA.

The pageant was owned by the current President of the United States of America, Donald Trump from 1996 to 2015, and was previously broadcast on NBC. In September 2015, WME/IMG purchased the pageant from Trump. Currently, Fox holds the broadcast rights for the pageant. Also currently the president of the Miss Universe Organization is Paula Shugart. For more information about Miss USA visit

About The Miss Universe Organization: The Miss Universe Organization (MUO), a WME | IMG company, creates and advances opportunities for women around the world through its network of relationships across entertainment, fashion and philanthropy. MUO encourages every woman to challenge herself, find her unique voice, and embody the organization’s mission of being Confidently Beautiful. The 10,000 women who participate in Miss Universe programs annually inspire others to pursue their personal and professional goals while making an impact in their communities. The MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® competitions provide contestants and titleholders an international platform through dedicated partnerships with global charities, sponsors, and brands. For more information, and to learn more about The Miss Universe Organization’s official global causes, please visit: and for information about Miss Teen USA visit


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