And the winner of Miss USA 2018 pageant is… Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers!!! All eyes were on the Miss USA pageant finale held at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana. It aired live on Monday night. All the Miss America 2018 contestants were so glamorous but she was Sarah Rose of Nebraska who won the night. She is 23-year-old child life specialist and pilates instructor.
Miss North Carolina Caelynn Miller-Keyes was the first runner-up while the second runner-up was Miss Nevada Carolina Urrea. Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey were the hosts of this prestigious night. Summers will represent the United States at Miss Universe 2018. “Since I started competing in pageantry, it’s always been a dream. When I won Miss Nebraska Teen USA in 2012, it became a more realistic goal,” Summers said.
She was described as a “blonde bombshell from the Wheat State” Carson Kressley, the Miss USA commentator. Kressley was right actually. Summers looked stunning in a blue and white two piece bathing suit during the swimsuit portion of then night.
This year’s competition “marks the dawning of a new day” for the competition, according to ABC. The pageant is the first since a scandal last year in which several male executives were found to have traded vulgar emails about contestants.
Sarah Rose Summers works as a liaison between the families of hospitalized children and their doctors. She was previously Miss Nebraska Teen USA in 2012. She is the first Miss Nebraska to become Miss USA. If you follow Sarah Rose’s Instagram, you will notice that she is fitness fanatic.
Born on November 4, 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska, Summers grew up in Papillion in the Omaha–Council Bluffs metropolitan area. She went on to become a certified child life specialist after graduating from Texas Christian University. During her time in college, the student worked part-time as a Pilates instructor and at Lululemon Athletica.
Sarah Rose is dating East Texas Baptist University alum Conner Combs, according to an Instagram photo. At her national competition, the co-host Vanessa Lachey asked the following: “You on your way to a march where someone hands you a blank sign and a marker. What do you put on your sign and why?”:
“I say ‘Speak your voice’. I don’t know what march we’re on our way to in this hypothetical situation, but no matter where you’re going, whatever type of march it is, you’re obviously on your way to that march because you care about that cause so go speak to people,” “When they have questions, communicate with them. Listen to their views also. That is one thing in the United States that we really need to focus on is listening to each other!…”
“I was in the children’s hospital in Omaha when I was 5 years old”, she explained her motivation with tonight’s show. “I don’t remember a whole lot of it, but I remember my parents being really scared and I had never seen my dad scared before. My nurse was amazing, and she really is who I strive to be like,” the 23-year-old explained.
“I’m now a certified child life specialist, which is the liaison between the children and families and the medical team. It’s just so empowering helping the patients understand their diagnosis, understand different procedures and support them through those as well.”