A surprising win at Miss USA 2017 as scientist from District of Columbia wins crown

05:41 PM | 15 May, 2017
A surprising win at Miss USA 2017 as scientist from District of Columbia wins crown
Las Vegas: A 25-year-old scientist hailing from the District of Columbia bagged the crown for the title of Miss USA on Sunday. This is the second consecutive year that the contestant from the nation's capital won the annual beauty pageant.

Kara McCullough holds a degree in chemistry and works at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. She won ahead of 50 other contestants, including the first runner-up from New Jersey, Chhavi Verg, claiming victory over all in the contest which took place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The pageant's second runner-up and finalist was Meridith Gould, representing Minnesota.

In a final round of questions fired at the three finalists towards the end of the competition, McCullough was asked about healthcare rights, to which she replied that affordable healthcare was 'a privilege for people who held jobs.'

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.

McCullough took a few more hits for saying that she does not categorize herself as a feminist, preferring 'equalism' over the staunch school of thought, followed by a statement saying, "Women, we are just as equal as men, especially in the workplace."

McCollough will head on to compete as the US representative at the Miss Universe pageant held annually as the biggest beauty contest in the world.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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