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    • American Beauties Grace the Stage at Miss USA 2017
    • American Beauties Grace the Stage at Miss USA 2017
    • American Beauties Grace the Stage at Miss USA 2017
    • American Beauties Grace the Stage at Miss USA 2017
    • American Beauties Grace the Stage at Miss USA 2017
    • American Beauties Grace the Stage at Miss USA 2017
    • American Beauties Grace the Stage at Miss USA 2017
    • American Beauties Grace the Stage at Miss USA 2017
    • American Beauties Grace the Stage at Miss USA 2017
    • American Beauties Grace the Stage at Miss USA 2017
    • American Beauties Grace the Stage at Miss USA 2017
    • American Beauties Grace the Stage at Miss USA 2017
    • American Beauties Grace the Stage at Miss USA 2017
    • American Beauties Grace the Stage at Miss USA 2017
    • American Beauties Grace the Stage at Miss USA 2017
    • American Beauties Grace the Stage at Miss USA 2017
    • American Beauties Grace the Stage at Miss USA 2017
    • American Beauties Grace the Stage at Miss USA 2017
    • American Beauties Grace the Stage at Miss USA 2017
    • American Beauties Grace the Stage at Miss USA 2017
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    Miss District of Columbia, Kára McCullough, reacts after being crowned 2017 Miss USA on May 14.

    The Miss USA 2017 ceremony took place in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 14, for the second year in a row.

    Miss District of Columbia Kára McCullough, a 25-year-old scientist at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, bested 50 other contestants and was crowned the most beautiful woman of the United States.

    Born in Naples, Italy, Kára moved to Virginia as a child. According to her, she wanted to inspire children to build a career in the field of science, technology and mathematics.

    Miss New Jersey, Chhavi Verg, and Miss Minnesota, Meridith Gould, became the first and the second runners-up at the Miss USA pageant respectively.

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