She Gives a Conservative Answer...and Wins!

Olive Rios
May 27, 2017

For her question as one of three finalists, McCullough was asked about healthcare rights, and replied that affordable healthcare was a privilege for people who held jobs.

Miss D.C. Kára McCullough, who works for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, told the crowd during the pageant that she does not consider herself a feminist. "So therefore, we need to continue to cultivate this environment that we're given the opportunities to have healthcare as well as jobs to all the American citizens worldwide".

Ms McCullough said that the United States needs to "continue to cultivate this environment where we're given the opportunities" for jobs and healthcare.

"I try not to consider myself, like, this diehard, "I don't really care about men" type of woman, she explained. Still, there is some work to be done in what regards equality between men and women.

McCullough is the second straight Miss District of Columbia to take home the top honor at the pageant. Barber also represented the District of Colombia and she was the very first military member named as Miss USA.

A new Miss USA was crowned Sunday night, but not without sparking social debate over health care.

Her response drew some fiery backlash and criticism on social media platforms such as Twitter, but supporters of her argument also went on defending her statements made.

"A lot of people making these nasty attacks say that they are feminists, yet they're tearing down this strong woman because, again, she doesn't fit their narrative", Tate said.

"As a government employee, I'm granted health care".

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. That's when McCullough stated that she believes healthcare is a "privilege" that comes tied to having a job. She said it is a privilege.

But going against the grain wasn't exactly an easy choice for the 25-year-old.

Verg told The Associated Press days ahead of the competition that she and her parents immigrated from India to the USA with only $500 in their pockets when she was 4 years old.

She doubled down with an answer to a question about feminism, saying she prefers the term "equalism".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

Discuss This Article