GW junior Nicole White competed in tonight’s Miss USA Pageant in Las Vegas as Miss District of Columbia. White did not advance past the first round.
White was crowned Miss D.C. last December. She is a veteran of beauty pageants, having won the Miss District of Columbia Teen USA Pageant in 2004.
The Miss USA pageant is not to be confused with the Miss America pageant. Unlike the latter, Miss USA contestants do not take part in a talent program. The winner of the Miss USA pageant will go on to represent the country in the Miss Universe pageant, held annually since 1952.