For the second year in a row, the Miss USA crown went to the District of Columbia
Miss D.C. Kára McCullough became the 66th Miss USA during Sunday night’s pageant, with Miss New Jersey Chhavi Verg named the runner-up and Miss Minnesota Meridith Gould the second runner-up.
As she joked earlier in the competition, McCullough hoped to win the crown to give D.C. “back to back”
Miss Kara McCullough has been crowned Miss USA 2017. This is the second year in a row that the winner has hailed from the District of Columbia.