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Kara Deidra McCullough is a beauty pageant winner as well as an American scientist.
Kara was born on September 9, 1991 in Naples, Italy. She was crowned Miss District of Columbia 2017 in December 2016.
Kara was the winner of Miss South Carolina State University. Her professional life began with her employment at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a radiochemist. She placed second in the 2015 and 2016 Miss District of Columbia USA pageants. Her third attempt was met with success as she was named Miss District of Columbia 2017 in December 2016. She is the seventh Miss USA to be born outside of the United States.
Kara McCullough's net worth is estimated to be around $500,000.
The annual income of Kara McCullough is unknown.
Kara McCullough stands at a height of 5 ft 10 in (178 cm).
Kara McCullough is 30 years old as of 2022. The American beauty pageant winner and scientist was born on September 9, 1991 in Naples, Italy.
Born in Naples, Italy, Kara McCullough's parents are Artensel McCullough Sr. and Betty Ann Parker. McCullough has four other siblings. Her father's job in the U.S. Marine Corps required the family to relocate frequently, and as a result, she lived in Sicily, Japan, Hawaii, and South Korea during her childhood. Exposure to several cultures and encounters with individuals broadened her worldly knowledge and instilled in her an appreciation for distinct cultures. Her family subsequently relocated to Virginia Beach.
McCullough excelled academically and was particularly skilled in science. She enrolled in South Carolina State University after finishing secondary school and earned a science degree in the field of chemistry with an emphasis in radiochemistry. During her student life, she had been a member of the Health Physics Society, the American Chemical Society, and the American Nuclear Society. She was also elected into the National Society of Black Engineers.
In January 2020, McCullough announced her engagement to professional basketball player Garrett Temple. The couple married later that year in a discreet wedding due to the pandemic. It was later revealed that McCullough was expecting their first child in May 2020. The duo welcomed a son in August 2020.
Kara McCullough is a former Miss USA and scientist by occupation. She became the winner of Miss South Carolina State University. Its purpose was the empowerment of African-American women in subjects such as engineering, math, and science.
Kara McCullough finished first runner-up on two occasions for Miss District of Columbia USA in 2015 and 2016. However, on her third attempt, she won Miss District of Columbia USA 2017. On May 14, 2017, the beauty queen participated in the Miss USA 2017 pageant and won the contest, surpassing Chhavi Verg and Meridith Gould, who placed first and second, respectively.
Kara McCullough represented the United States at the Miss Universe 2017 pageant that was conducted in Las Vegas in November 2017. In the end, Kara was knocked out of the competition, although she made it to the top 10 contestants.
Kara McCullough established Science Exploration for Kids, an outreach program (SE4K) for young children. The program includes interactive activities and offers math and science tutoring.
Kara McCullough emerged as the winner of Miss USA 2017. She was among the top 10 participants for Miss Universe 2017.
Her hobbies include cooking, skating, and collecting socks.
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