Miss USA 2018: Miss Nebraska 2018 Sarah Rose Summers wins the title
Summers, for the next one year, will take over from McCullough, who had devoted her time as the previous year's Miss USA to STEM and diversity initiatives
Congratulations are in order for Sarah Rose Summers, for she has been crowned the next Miss USA, after the final selection which took place on Monday night. The 23-year-old takes the crown after 2017'S Miss USA, Miss District Of Columbia Kára McCullough.
It was an extremely cheery event as the Omaha resident was called to accept the sash, along with the dazzling crown and the customary bouquet. Summers would now be the contestant to represent the US in the Miss Universe competition for this year. The annual pageant was aired on Fox this year and was hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey, who was Miss Teen USA 1998. Also present were Carson Kressley and Lu Sierra, who were in charge of providing analysis, reports USA Today.
Unlike the usual pattern which is followed by the revered pageant, this year, a selection committee of five female leaders was chosen in the place of celebrities to serve as judges on the panel, with another twist in the tale. To keep a spirit of transparency and drive away bias, the pageant viewers got to cast their vote for their favorite contestant online.
Summers, for the next one year, will take over from McCullough, who had devoted her time as the previous year's Miss USA to STEM and diversity initiatives. Summers, on the other hand, will be a spokesperson for the Miss Universe Organisation and will take up the responsibilities of performing charitable acts, attending galas and fundraisers, and most importantly, making special appearances, among many other duties.
For those who aren't aware of this, Summers is a child life specialist and a pilates instructor, who works as a liaison between the families of hospitalized children and their doctors. The registered nurse attended college at the Texas Christian University and graduated Cum Laude with two completely separate degrees: Bachelor of Science in Child Development and a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communication with a Business minor.
"And so it was that she, having waited long and endured patiently, realized and obtained what God had promised." After applying to to multiple hospitals nationwide for 5 separate seasons over 2 years to obtain my practicum and internship, moving to a different state to complete my internship while prepping for Miss Nebraska USA, studying for my certification exam on planes and cars and in hotel rooms during this journey to Miss USA, taking my exam the week of the Miss USA location and date announcement - look what came in the mail today! I am officially a Certified Child Life Specialist. Wow. It's safe to say I wrestled with Him throughout this journey, questioning why He would put this passion on my heart and gift me with the skills but not allow me to obtain a position. But trusting that He knows me today, tomorrow, next week, and years from now helped me keep the faith. He is so good and it truly is all in His timing. Rely on these truths when you feel like you’re facing obstacles and never give up on your dreams! 🙌🏼 thankful for countless people who believed in me and pushed me to continue Pershing my dreams throughout this process. Jeremiah 1:5 Proverbs 16:9 Romans 8:28 Sincerely, Sarah Rose Summers, CCLS
Summers became Miss USA 2018 after triumphing over her fellow competitors Miss North Carolina USA, Caelynn Miller-Keyes, and Miss Nevada USA, Carolina Urrea, who grabbed the sashes for first and second runner-up respectively. She was also crowned Miss Nebraska Teen USA in 2012.
Fans of the annual pageant were reportedly so blown away by Summer's performance, that they believed she would win even before the results were announced. One fan tweeted, “Miss Nebraska’s got it in the bag,” while others just poured in congratulations for the bright young woman.
I don’t ever recall this happening, the 2018 Miss USA is Nebraska...Go Big Red! God is good😇 pic.twitter.com/4bbNQprHlt— Che Russell (@CheRussellCAJJ) May 22, 2018
Miss USA 2018 is Miss Nebraska and even without knowing her I'm glad. Her answers and personality won it. Congrats! #MissUSA— AmberDawn Landrum (@AmberDawnLand) May 22, 2018