Sarah Rose Summers is the new Miss USA 2018
Sarah Rose Summers, Miss Nebraska USA 2018, is announced as one of the 15 fashion finalists by Sherri Hill during the Miss USA® competition at George’s Pond at Hirsch Coliseum on Monday, May 21.
51 women paraded Monday at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Louisiana for the 67th Miss USA contest. But only one could go with the crown. Miss Nebraska won the contest after a dazzling ceremony. Sarah Rose Summers, a registered nurse, faced stiff competition but left with the crown after impressing the judges with her beauty and brains.
And as soon as they gave her her crown and her bouquet of flowers, she burst into tears. Then, she strutted confidently on the stage as she greeted the spectators.
The new winner will move to New York City where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for several causes with the Miss Universe Organization.
Led by Nick and Vanessa Lachey, the annual event, whose winner will be the United States entry in the Miss Universe 2018 contest, also featured performances by country singer Lee Brice and Lachey’s own 98 Degrees.
This year’s panel of judges was: television host Natasha Curry (Miss Washington USA ’98). Reality show personality Jamie Kern Lima (Miss Washington USA ’00). Model/actress Crystle Stewart (Miss USA ’08) ). Businesswoman Denise White (Miss Oregon USA ’94) and presenter/producer Liliana Vasquez.
Last year’s winner, Kara McCullough, was also present to crown her successor.