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Miss USA Kara McCullough Is Reminding Young Girls You Can Have Both Beauty AND Brains

Kara McCullough is the definition of beauty and brains. The recently-crowned Miss USA is an advocate for women and girls who are pursing careers in STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering & Math). As a woman who’s platform generally focuses on looks, this is an important stand the model has taken.

In a video for NOW that was posted on Wednesday (May 24), McCullough talked about the passion she has for her new position as an emergency preparedness specialist with the U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission. She says the journey wasn’t easy but it sure was worth it:

“Being a woman in the science industry is truly empowering. I walk into my agency knowing that I am meant to be here.” – Kara McCullough

Before she was crowned as Miss USA, Kara started a community program entitled Science Exploration for Kids to encourage young girls and boys to get hyped and interested about STEM subjects. She focused mainly on children like her who struggled with certain aspects of it.

Kara McCullough will be representing us in the Miss Universe competition and we are certainly proud! Go Girl!

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