Miss USA's 5 finalists named in Las Vegas

Kára McCullough, a chemist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was crowned Sunday during the event that took place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on the Las Vegas Strip. Wellentin emigrated from the Philippines.

Follow along as 51 women, including five immigrants, vie for the title and the chance to represent the U.S.in the Miss Universe pageant. She placed among the top nine finalists at the Miss Universe 2016 competition.

In this May 11, 2017, photo, Miss New Jersey USA Chhavi Verg, right, competes during a preliminary competition for Miss USA in Las Vegas.

After the pageant, McCullough expanded on her views on feminism.

The beauty pageant this year includes five women who immigrated to the U.S.at a young age and now as citizens hope to represent the nation on a global stage. For me, it has been one of the most empowering experiences because I have met so many empowered women, but at the same time, I have also been a victim of cyberbullying like numerous contestants with me standing on this stage.

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"Then I remembered that as a feminist my job is to champion other women and celebrate their choices and dreams", said Mock, whose memoir Surpassing Certainty hits stores in June.

Although her reign as Miss USA has come to an end, you can expect to see a whole lot more of Deshauna. The women from Florida, North Dakota, Hawaii, Connecticut and New Jersey told The Associated Press this week they have faced challenges and opportunities as immigrants.

This particular pageant is no longer owned by President Donald Trump, who sold it to WME/IMG in 2015 along with the rest of the Miss Universe organization.

The two-hour event will feature hosts Julianne Hough, Ashley Graham and Terrence J. Before she left for Las Vegas, Witte said people in the Chippewa Valley have been a part of her journey and it's been great.

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