Miss USA isn't a feminist, thinks healthcare isn't a right

Candice Alexander
May 28, 2017

Kara McCullough is a 25-year old scientist who works at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. McCullough and two other finalists were also asked later to explain the term feminist and if they consider themselves one.

She answered: "I'm definitely going to say it's a privilege". We deserve a lot when it comes to opportunity in the workplace as well as just like leadership positions.

First runner-up was Miss New Jersey Chhavi Verg, a student at Rutgers.

Miss D.C., Kara McCullough, surrounded by fellow contestants after she was crowned Miss USA on May 14.

Miss D.C. Kara McCullough won the Miss USA pageant on Sunday night for the District of Columbia.

"I don't want to call myself a feminist", Ms McCullough said.

The Miss USA Pageant aired yesterday, during which Miss D.C., Kara McCullough, was crowned the victor. As for the health care question, it's unclear whether Kára was responding that health care is a privilege in the current health care system and then not specifying whether she agrees with that principle or whether she believes health care is fundamentally a privilege and not a right.

Asked during the interview Tuesday if she would change anything she had previously said, McCullough said she would want to clarify.

McCollough will head on to compete as the U.S. representative at the Miss Universe pageant held annually as the biggest beauty contest in the World.

By disappointing the social-justice warriors, McCullough proved she's not only lovely and smart, but ready to speak her mind - in other words, a true queen.

McCullough, who represented Washington, DC, in the pageant, attracted quite a bit of social media pushback from those who believe that health care is a right that should be granted to all American citizens. "Affordable health care should be a RIGHT".

"I'm extremely thankful for this opportunity", she said after the event.

"I chose to embrace what makes me feel comfortable and what makes me feel the best and brightest on stage, but also embrace what other people can relate to", she continued. "There are many different people who are Americans, and I feel like Asian-Americans often are left out of the conversation". She got one of the night's toughest questions about whether "affordable healthcare for all USA citizens is a right or a privilege".

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