Chhavi Verg, Miss New Jersey USA, nearly won the 2017 Miss USA competition Sunday in Las Vegas. But for the second year in a row, the crown and sash ended up going to Miss District of Columbia.
Verg, 20, of Edison, who in October became the second Indian-American Miss New Jersey USA, emerged as first runner-up to Miss USA, Kara McCullough. And some say that given their answers to questions during the competition final, Jersey should have won.
On Twitter, many seemed to be pulling for Miss New Jersey to take the title, especially after McCullough, who majored in chemistry at South Carolina State University and works as a scientist at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, referred to healthcare as a privilege, not a right (she was asked if it was a privilege or a right and why).