Miss USA pageant kicks off in Las Vegas

Miss USA 2016 Getty Images

The victor of Sunday's 2017 Miss USA competition held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on the Las Vegas Strip will go on to compete in the Miss Universe contest.

A 25-year-old scientist representing the District of Columbia was crowned victor of the Miss USA pageant on Sunday, the second consecutive year that the contestant from the nation's capital won the annual competition.

According to the Miss USA website, McCullough said her title would allow her to be an ambassador in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field for many children, students and women.

Contestants who made it in the top ten celebrate during the Miss USA contest Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Las Vegas.

The Miss USA pageant on Sunday touted American diversity, and chose an African-American chemist with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to wear the crown.

US, EU in urgent discussions on pitch to expand laptop ban
European airport security measures are closely aligned with American measures, and USA aviation security has had its own failures. The ban was first implemented in March, and is in place for U.S. flights departing 10 airports in Muslim-majority countries .

The top 10 finalists have been named at the Miss USA contest in Las Vegas.

McCullough was born in Naples, Italy, and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

As part of her prize, McCullough will move into a luxury NYC apartment, have access to a her own fully paid wardrobe and go on to represent U.S. at the annual Miss Universe contest.

The runner-up was Miss New Jersey Chhavi Verg. "I don't really want to consider myself - try not to consider myself like this die hard, you know, like, oh, I don't really care about men, but one thing I want to say, though, women, we are just as equal as men when it comes to opportunity in the workplace", McCullough responded.

"As Miss USA, I would love to be able to be that inspiration for our immigrant community", Linnette De Los Santos, who emigrated with her family from the Dominican Republic when she was 5, told The Associated Press days ahead of the competition.

United States could leave Kim in place if Pyongyang scraps nukes
It also claimed that the Central Intelligence Agency had paid $40,000 to a North Korean national to kill their leader. The post North Korea congratulates France's Macron for election victory appeared first on The Independent Uganda:.

The runner ups for the contest included the women representing Minnesota and New Jersey. "It's not just one face". Trump sued both networks, eventually settling and selling the pageant to talent management company WME/IMG.

Julianne Hough and Terrence J hosted the annual pageant in Las Vegas on Sunday, while model Ashley Graham took viewers backstage at the show.

Now that her preparation toward the pageant is over, McCullough said she is looking forward to eating a Texas cheesesteak at Waffle House.

On the other hand, Chhavi was asked, "Do you feel that social media is ultimately a positive or a negative platform?" and her answer was praised by several, as she quoted Spider-Man.

Australia treasurer promises fair budget that reins in debt
An inland rail linking Melbourne and Brisbane will get an $8.4 billion, with the project set to begin in the next financial year. This will cover nearly half of the "zombie" savings measures the Turnbull Government has been unable to get through the senate.


Related News

  • Severe storm threat continues in Oklahoma and Texas

    Severe storm threat continues in Oklahoma and Texas

    Tuesday evening's storms produced a handful of tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings in western South Plains counties. If the skies cloud up, the atmosphere won't be as unstable and the severe threat will be limited, he said.
    WR Josh Gordon's reinstatement denied by NFL

    WR Josh Gordon's reinstatement denied by NFL

    It was reported that Gordon was speeding and had a blood-alcochol content of.09, above the legal limit. September 19, 2014 - Gordon has his suspension reduced to 10 games under the NFL's new policy.
    This ridiculous catch by Kevin Pillar leaves Blue Jays, everyone else speechless

    This ridiculous catch by Kevin Pillar leaves Blue Jays, everyone else speechless

    Stroman escaped in the top of the fourth with another double-play grounder after Lindor and Encarnacion singled for the Indians . Diaz provides insurance while OF Michael Brantley recovers from a sprained right ankle sustained Sunday.
  • DNI Coats: Homegrown terrorists pose 'most frequent' terror threat

    DNI Coats: Homegrown terrorists pose 'most frequent' terror threat

    Sunni extremists remain the primary terrorist threat to the US , with home-grown actors posing the biggest concern. In 2014, there was a data-deletion attack against a US -based casino.

    Kevin Durant recalls his NBA Draft combine

    But now, you're getting players to where they realize their power and they're not doing it, and more power to them. He didn't do great in the vertical leap or sprint even though he was known for his superior athleticism.
    Colbert hosts

    Colbert hosts "Daily Show" reunion on "Late Show"

    Helms starred in the "Hangover" film franchise, and Corddry has been on beloved shows like " Ballers " and "Childrens Hospital". Colbert asked a yogurt-eating Stewart what he was doing, adding that the show was about to start.
  • SoftBank's profit zooms on Sprint turnaround

    SoftBank's profit zooms on Sprint turnaround

    Sprint may not have formally hung a "for sale" sign on its headquarters, but the CEO of its parent company might as well have. Sprint is the fourth largest wireless provider in the US , having fallen behind T-Mobile in terms of subscriber base.

    Russian FM to meet Trump today

    AP White House Correspondent Julie Pace in Washington and AP writer Vladimir Isachenkov in Moscow contributed. Washington has given the plan an extremely cautious welcome, citing concerns about Iran's role as a guarantor.
    Norges Bank Purchases Shares of 629596 Hertz Global Holdings, Inc (HTZ)

    Norges Bank Purchases Shares of 629596 Hertz Global Holdings, Inc (HTZ)

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Hertz Global Holdings during the fourth quarter worth $265,000. Zacks Investment Research raised Hertz Global Holdings from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Monday, May 1st.
  • Melissa McCarthy mocks Sean Spicer with motorized podium

    This is part of SNL's new plan of going live coast-to-coast, which started with Fallon's episode. McCarthy has become renowned for her impersonation of Donald Trump's White House press secretary.
    Vermont awaits decision from governor on legalization of pot

    Vermont awaits decision from governor on legalization of pot

    The Senate gave its okay to a heavily-amended House Bill 1397 , sending the measure back to the House for final approval. The vote came a day after Vermont's legislature became the first in the nation to approve legalizing marijuana .
    Eugenie Bouchard defeats Maria Sharapova in second-round match at Madrid Open

    Eugenie Bouchard defeats Maria Sharapova in second-round match at Madrid Open

    The Croatian's good work was undone, though, by a sloppy service game as Sharapova broke once more to level at one-set all. Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova was upset in the second round, falling to Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-3, 6-3.