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2017 Miss USA Competition

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An African American Miss USA was crowned on Sunday for the second consecutive year, but not without some controversy.

Kara McCullough, 25, from the District of Columbia, won the title during the live competition in Las Vegas, besting first runner-up Miss New Jersey, Chhavi Verg, and second runner-up Miss Minnesota, Meridith Gould.

The nuclear scientist employed at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission gave D.C. back-to-back victories in the competition, after Deshauna Barber took home the crown last year.

 

But McCullough set off Twitter during the questions portion of the competition, when she was asked if affordable healthcare is a right or a privilege.

“I definitely want to say it’s a privilege,” she said. McCullough went on to explain that health care should only go to those with jobs, and one of the country’s goals should be to create more jobs so more people have healthcare.

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