2. She's internationaly known and locally respected. McCollough was born in Naples, Italy and raised in Virginia Beach, VA. She's the second African-American woman representing Washington, DC. to win the Miss USA beauty pageant in a row.
3. She's already causing controversy. McCollough has a polarizing opinion about healthcare. When asked about whether she felt like healthcare was a privilege or a right, she affirmed her beliefs that it is a privilege opening her up to much criticism via social media. "As a government employee, I am granted health-care. And I see firsthand that for one to have health-care, you need to have jobs. So therefore, we need to continue to cultivate this environment that we’re given the opportunities to have health-care as well as jobs to all the American citizens worldwide.”