Meet the Stunning New Miss USA—Photos

Introducing Sarah Rose Summers of Omaha, Nebraska

On Monday night, Miss USA held its annual pageant, and crown went to 23-year-old Sarah Rose Summers, who competed as Miss Nebraska.

The winner beat out 50 other competitors for the coveted crown, followed by Miss North Carolina (Caelynn Miller-Keyes) as runner-up and Miss Nevada (Carolina Urrea) as second runner-up.

Her interest in the field stems from her own childhood medical issues. At just four years old, Summers was hospitalized with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a disorder that can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding. The experience made her passionate about helping parents whose children have been hospitalized understand and deal with the emotional ordeal.

An Omaha native, Summers graduated from Texas Christian University in four years with two degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communication with a business minor and a Bachelor of Science in Child Development.

While at college, she studied abroad in Peru. She's also worked with children who have been traumatized in the foster care system at a camp in Alaska.

As a football fan, she's also previously worked on the promotions team of the Dallas Cowboys.

And before you ask, it looks like she's taken…

Summers will now continue to represent the USA in the Miss Universe competition.

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Diana Bruk
Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more