The Miss Universe Organization crowned Sarah Rose Summers as Miss USA 2018 at George’s Pond, Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana. The event featured women representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia and aired live on FOX.
Sarah Rose Summers graduated cum laude from Texas Christian University and recently finished her clinical rotations to become a certified Child Life Specialist. Through her work, Sarah supports medical teams in educating families about the diagnoses, procedures and treatments their children are experiencing. Additionally, Sarah works with the National Eating Disorders Association and is passionate about supporting others in creating a healthy relationship with food and fitness.
Miss USA was chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of female entrepreneurs, business leaders, and industry experts – including former Miss USA contestants. This year’s committee included:
Jamie Kern Lima: Founder & CEO of IT Cosmetics, recently acquired by L’Oréal in its largest-ever acquisition, making Jamie the first female CEO in L’Oréal’s 100+ year history; named on Forbes Magazine’s 2017 Most Successful Self-Made Women List; Miss Washington USA 2000.
Crystle Stewart: Television host, model and actress; founder of MISS Academy (Manners, Image, Style, and Success), an organization committed to translating traditional values through pop culture; Miss USA 2008.
Lilliana Vazquez: Emmy® Award-winning host and producer, TODAY show contributor and style expert.
Denise White: Founder and CEO of EAG Sports Management, one of the most powerful and influential sports management and PR/crisis management firms of professional sports; Miss Oregon USA 1994.
Natasha Curry: Award-winning television host and news anchor; Miss Washington USA 1998.
Paula M. Shugart: president of The Miss Universe Organization
Contestants competed in Swimsuit, Evening Gown, Final Question, Final Word and Final Look. And in a first for Miss USA, the Top 5 finalists wrote each of the Final Questions. The evening was hosted by Vanessa and Nick Lachey with competition insight from Carson Kressley and Lu Sierra. 98° and Lee Brice performed.
First Runner-Up: Miss North Carolina USA Caelynn Miller-Keyes
Second Runner-Up: Miss Nevada USA Carolina Urrea
Top Three: Miss Nebraska USA Sarah Rose Summers; Miss North Carolina USA Caelynn Miller-Keyes; Miss Nevada USA Carolina Urrea
Top Five: Miss Nevada USA Carolina Urrea; Miss Florida USA Génesis Dávila; Miss Nebraska USA Sarah Rose Summers; Miss North Carolina USA Caelynn Miller-Keyes; Miss South Dakota USA Madison Nipe
Top Ten: Miss California USA Kelley Johnson; Miss Maine USA Marina Gray; Miss Tennessee USA Alexandra Harper; Miss New Jersey Alexa Noone; Miss Nebraska USA Sarah Rose Summers; Miss North Carolina USA Caelynn Miller-Keyes; Miss Georgia USA Marianny Egurrola; Miss South Dakota USA Madison Nipe; Miss Nevada USA Carolina Urrea; Miss Florida USA Génesis Dávila
Top Fifteen: Miss South Dakota USA Madison Nipe; Miss Georgia USA Marianny Egurrola; Miss Maine USA Marina Gray; Miss Texas USA Logan Lester; Miss New Jersey USA Alexa Noone; Miss Nebraska USA Sarah Rose Summers; Miss Florida USA Génesis Dávila; Miss Nevada USA Carolina Urrea; Miss Massachusetts USA Alissa Latham; Miss Maryland USA Brittany Nicolette; Miss Tennessee USA Alexandra Harper; Miss Oregon USA Toneata Morgan; Miss North Carolina USA Caelynn Miller-Keyes; Miss Michigan USA Elizabeth Johnson; Miss California USA Kelley Johnson.
Sarah will reside in New York City while she fulfills her duties as Miss USA for the year. In addition to an apartment in Manhattan, a salary, and personal and professional opportunities, Sarah will also receive a new Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti Sport.