Sarah Rose Summers, 24, is set to represent the United States in the popular Miss Universe 2018 pageant in Thailand on Dec. 16 and all eyes will be on her. The stunning beauty queen has been a model for a number of years and her success in the industry has led her to receiving the prestigious honor of representing her country this year in the biggest pageant in the world. Before we get ready to watch her in action on the runway, we’re taking a look at five things about the beautiful blonde that’s made her who she is today.
1.) She’s originally from Omaha, Nebraska. She grew up in Papillion before later attending Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX, where she earned two degrees after studying child development and strategic communication. She also minored in business. She was a certified child life specialist before she entered the pageant world as a model.
2.) Her pageant career began at the age of ten. She asked her parents to let her compete when they received a postcard promoting a local child beauty pageant competition in the mail. She won the National American Miss Nebraska Junior Teen 2009 title after competing for four years and went on to represent her state as she won the 2009-2010 National American Miss Junior Teen title. A few years later, in 2012, she was crowned the Miss Nebraska Teen USA and competed in the Miss Teen USA 2012 pageant but didn’t win. After taking a break, she competed in the Miss Nebraska USA 2016 pageant and placed second. In 2018, she won the title of Miss Nebraska USA leading her to represent Nebraska in the Miss USA 2018 pageant, where she became the first woman from Nebraska to win. The prestigious win led to her place in the Miss Universe 2018 pageant.
3.) She was diagnosed with an auto immune disease as a kid. When Sarah was just four, she was hospitalized for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a disorder that is defined as having unusual low levels of platelets, the cells that help the blood clot. It can lead to easy excessive bruising and bleeding.
4.) She is a registered Child Life Specialist. Sarah Rose has traveled around the country and world as a Child Life Specialist, helping children and families go through medical emergencies. Child Life is currently only in 10 countries and it is her mission to implement Child Life practices in other countries.
5.) Some of her favorite types of posts to share on social media contain inspirational quotes and/or religious themes. Sarah has posted various pics throughout the months that are meant to provide support to her followers. One contained the a quote that read, “I pray that whoever reads this that God heals everything and whatever is hurting you” and another read, “Strong women strengthen other women.”