Miss USA 2017 - updates

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Meet Raquel Wellentin, the Fil-Am who competed in Miss USA 2017

May 16, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Raquel is the first from her family to graduate from college and is one of the 5 immigrants who competed in Miss USA 2017 – here s what you need to know about this Filipino American beauty queen

Raquel Wellentin, Miss North Dakota USA 2017, competes on stage in Yandy Swim during the MISS USA® Preliminary Competition at Mandalay Bay Convention Center on May 11, 2017. The Miss USA contestants have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss USA crown in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 8:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, May 14, from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Las Vegas to see who will become Miss USA. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

The new Miss USA helps regulate nuclear power plants

May 15, 2017 - 3:51 PM

Miss District of Columbia Kara McCullough is a chemist with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission