Sarah Rose Summers

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Sarah Rose Summers
Sarah Rose Summers 2018.jpg
Summers in Hollywood, California in 2018
Born (1994-11-04) November 4, 1994 (age 24)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Alma materTexas Christian University
Height5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
TitleMiss Nebraska Teen USA 2012
Miss Nebraska USA 2018
Miss USA 2018
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorHazel
Miss Nebraska Teen USA 2012
Miss Teen USA 2012
Miss Nebraska USA 2018
Miss USA 2018
Miss Universe 2018

Sarah Rose Summers (born November 4, 1994) is an American model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss USA 2018. As Miss USA, she will represent the United States at Miss Universe 2018. Previously, Summers was crowned Miss Nebraska Teen USA 2012 and Miss Nebraska USA 2018, becoming the first woman from Nebraska to win Miss USA.

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Summers was born on November 4, 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska, and grew up in Papillion in the Omaha–Council Bluffs metropolitan area.[1][2] At four years old, she was hospitalized and diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).[3] She graduated from Papillion-La Vista South High School, and later earned two degrees cum laude from Texas Christian University in child development and strategic communication, with a minor in business.[4] Summers worked as a certified child life specialist prior to becoming Miss USA.[5][6][7]


Summers (far left) and other Miss Teen USA 2012 state titleholders at Miss USA 2012 in Las Vegas.

Summers began her pageantry career at age ten, after she convinced her parents to allow her to compete in pageants when they received a postcard advertisement for a local child beauty pageant.[8][9] In 2012, Summers was crowned Miss Nebraska Teen USA 2012. She went on to represent Nebraska at Miss Teen USA 2012 at Atlantis Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas, but was unplaced.[10] At the end of her reign, she crowned Jasmine Fuelberth as her successor.[11] After a hiatus, Summers returned to pageantry and competed in Miss Nebraska USA 2016, where she placed as the second runner-up.

In 2018, Summers was crowned Miss Nebraska USA 2018 by Fuelberth, who was the outgoing titleholder. At Miss Nebraska USA 2018, Summers represented Omaha.[12]

Miss USA 2018[edit]

After winning Miss Nebraska USA, Summers earned the right to represent Nebraska at Miss USA 2018, held at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana.[13] She went on to win the competition, becoming the first woman from Nebraska and the eleventh former Miss Teen USA contestant to win Miss USA.[14][15][16][17][4] After winning Miss USA, she crowned Bree Coffey as her Miss Nebraska USA successor.

At the national competition, co-host Vanessa Lachey asked the following: "You are on your way to a march where someone hands you a blank sign and a marker. What do you put on your sign and why?":

"...I say 'Speak your voice'. I don't know what march we're on our way to in this hypothetical situation, but no matter where you're going, whatever type of march it is, you're obviously on your way to that march because you care about that cause so go speak to people. When they have questions, communicate with them. Listen to their views also. That is one thing in the United States that we really need to focus on is listening to each other!..."

As Miss USA 2018, Summers will represent the United States at Miss Universe 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.[18][19]


  1. ^ "Where else would I celebrate my 22nd than @zyn22_?! 😉". Sarah Rose Summers. 4 November 2016.
  2. ^ Furley, Adam (21 May 2018). "Papillion native in Miss USA competition". Papillion Times.
  3. ^ "Meet your Miss USA 2018... Sarah Rose Summers!". Miss Universe Organization. 21 May 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Miss Nebraska, Sarah Summers, crowned Miss USA 2018". 1011 Now. 21 May 2018.
  5. ^ Martinez, Tara (21 May 2018). "Who Is Sarah Rose Summers? Miss USA 2018 Is From Nebraska & She's Amazing". Elite Daily.
  6. ^ "Miss Nebraska USA". Miss Universe Organization. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  7. ^ Dobin, Marenah (21 May 2018). "Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers Wins Miss USA 2018 With An Inspiring Message". Bustle.
  8. ^ "Interview Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers and Miss Teen USA Hailey Colborn in New York City". 29 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Sarah Rose Summers Talks About Winning Miss USA 2018". BUILD Series. 23 May 2018.
  10. ^ Reiher, Andrea (July 28, 2012). "Miss Teen USA 2012 is Logan West of Connecticut". Zap2it. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
  11. ^ Schnoor, Kelly (6 February 2017). "Norfolkan Jasmine Fuelberth crowned Miss Nebraska USA". Norfolk Daily News.
  12. ^ Peters, Chris (January 9, 2018). "Sarah Rose Summers crowned Miss Nebraska USA".
  13. ^ "Shreveport will host 2018 Miss USA pageant". Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  14. ^ Connor Coulston, John (21 May 2018). "Miss USA Crowns Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers as 2018 Winner". Pop Culture.
  15. ^ Charles, Marissa; Rogers, Chris (21 May 2018). "Miss Nebraska Wins Miss USA 2018: Sarah Rose Summers Takes Home The Crown". Hollywood Life.
  16. ^ Vulpo, Mike (21 May 2018). "Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers Crowned Miss USA 2018". E!.
  17. ^ Swift, Andy (21 May 2018). "Miss USA 2018: And the Winner Is..." TV Line.
  18. ^ "Miss Nebraska, an Omaha native, is named Miss USA". Omaha World-Herald. 21 May 2018.
  19. ^ "The winner of Miss USA is ... Miss Nebraska". USA Today. 21 May 2018.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Madison Novak
Miss Nebraska Teen USA
Succeeded by
Jasmine Fuelberth
Preceded by
Jasmine Fuelberth
Miss Nebraska USA
Succeeded by
Bree Coffey
Preceded by
Washington, D.C. Kára McCullough
Miss USA
Succeeded by
[to be determined]