Miss District of Columbia Kara McCullough Crowned Miss USA 2017

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We have a winner!

Swimsuits and evening gowns were worn, questions were answered, and when all was said and done, Miss District of Columbia, Kara McCullough, was crowned Miss USA 2017, beating out runners up Miss New Jersey and Miss Minnesota.

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This marks the second year in a row that D.C.'s representative has taken home the crown. McCullough, originally from Naples, Italy, is the seventh foreign-born Miss USA.

Julianne Hough and Terrence J hosted the annual pageant in Las Vegas on Sunday, while model Ashley Graham took viewers backstage at the show. The night also included performances by Pitbull and Brett Eldredge.

Congrats, Miss D.C.!

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Meanwhile, it probably doesn't surprise you that being a pageant pro can require contestants to get a little bit... creative with their preparations.

Watch the video below for all the backstage beauty secrets from this year's Miss USA competition.

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