Miss USA, Sara Rose Summers, the former Miss Nebraska USA, made it to the semifinals of the Miss Universe competition, eventually won by Miss Philippines.
Summers, a graduate of Papillion South High School in Omaha, competed in the pageant which wrapped up Sunday evening in Bangkok. It was the first time a Miss Nebraska USA competed on the world stage as Miss USA.
Summers did get into a bit of controversy for a video in which she appeared to mock contestants from Cambodia and Vietnam. In an Instagram post, Summers apologized, claiming she intended to display her admiration for the courage of “a few of my sisters.” She stated she realized it could have been perceived as not respectful. Summers added she would never intend to hurt another.