Miss USA 2017 Kára McCullough


Kára McCullough is the second consecutive winner from the district to win the crown


LAS VEGAS – Kára McCullough of the District of Columbia (DC) was crowned as Miss USA 2017 in the pageant’s finals held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

It was a back-to-back win for DC, whose representative last year – Deshauna Barber – won the Miss USA crown and competed at the 65h Miss Universe pageant in Manila last January.

McCullough, a scientist at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, competed against 50 other women in the pageant’s swimsuit, evening gown, and question-and-answer segments to win the crown.

Miss New Jersey Chhavi Verg and Miss Minnesota Meridith Gould, were first and second runners-up, respectively.

The final question asked of the three finalists was: “What do you consider feminism to be and do you consider yourself a feminist?”

McCullough said she considers herself an “equalist”. “Feminism should instead be called equalism. I don’t want to call myself a feminist. Women, we are just as equal as men, especially in the workplace,” she said.

Her reply sent Twitter ablaze – not for admiration but for disdain.

When asked whether health care is a right or privilege, she said it is a privilege that should only go to people with jobs. Her answer was also criticized on social media. GAC/Expat Media


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