For the first time, America's top beauty pageants -- Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America -- have crowned black women as their winners at the same time.
The new Miss USA is an attorney who spends part of her time working on the behalf of prisoners for free.
Miss USA has apologized after comments she made about two fellow Miss Universe contestants' English-language abilities sparked backlash online.
Kara McCullough, a 25-year-old chemist from the District of Columbia, was crowned Miss USA Sunday in Las Vegas. Last year's pageant winner was from D.C. as well.