Sunday, May 14, the world watched as Miss USA 2016, Deshauna Barber, graciously handed over her crown to this year’s winner, Kára McCullough.
The 25-year-old beauty queen already has people talking – for starters, she’s black, then intelligent and very out-of-the-box [controversial] – for instance she’s preferably an equalist as opposed to being a feminist.
On the crowning night, according to BET, Kára was also asked what she considers feminism to be and whether she considers herself a feminist. Her answer was interesting, to say the least. In short, she likes to “transpose” the word feminism to “equalism.”
Kára, who represented the District of Columbia in the Miss USA pageant, was born in Naples, Italy, and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Her predecessor, Deshauna Barber, also represented for the District of Columbia.
She’s A Nuclear Scientist
Kára is a physical scientist at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. She has a degree in chemistry and concentration in radio chemistry from South Carolina State University, where she was a member of the school’s Honors College, the American Chemical Society, the Health Physics Society, the American Association of Blacks in Engineering and the American Nuclear Society.
According to The Times & Democrat, she’s also a member of the Alpha Nu Sigma Honor Society, the Golden Key International Honour Society and the National Society of Black Engineers.