Thursday, November 9, 2017

Is Brainy the New Sexy?

Academic achiever beauties: Miss Universe USA 2017 Kàra McCullough and
Miss Philippines Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco.
Photo credit to the owner. 


McCullough strutted in her swimwear during the Miss USA
2017 competition. Photo by Miss USA
Two pageant powerhouse countries have just crowned incredibly intelligent and accomplished women who also happened to be confidently beautiful with a heart. And they are Miss Universe USA 2017 Kara McCollough and Miss Earth Philippines Karen Ibasco. 

Prior to winning the Miss USA crown, McCullough works as a physical scientist and an emergency preparedness specialist at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the United States of America. She graduated from South Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry with a concentration of radiochemistry. 

On the other hand, newly-crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco graduated Cum Laude at the University of Santo Tomas with a degree in Applied Physics major in Instrumentation. She then pursued her Masters in Applied Physics major in Medical Physics in the same university and earned her graduate studies with Cum Laude honors as well. Ibasco works as a Medical Physicist at St. Lukes Medical Center when she's named as the country's rightful delegate for the prestigious Miss Earth pageant this year. She's also a professor in Physics and Math in the University of Santo Tomas. 


Karen Ibasco poses in her swimwear portrait during her stint
in Binibining Pilipinas 2016, a year before she joined Miss
Philippines Earth 2017 where she won the crown. 

Photo by Binibining Pilipinas

With the coronation of these brainy beauties, it is safe to say, that beauty pageants in this day and age seem to have shifted its search and give prime importance to wits over physical beauty. Having just a pretty face and well-proportioned physique aren't enough at all to clinch a crown. Kàra and Karen's intelligence coupled with their substantial resume might prove helpful in championing the advocacies and mission-vision of their respective organizations.


Kara McCullough, Miss USA 2017

Photo credit to the owner. 


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Update:

Karen Ibasco won Miss Earth 2017. She dominated the nature-themed beauty pageant with her wit, intelligence and eloquence. 




Let's see if Kara McCullough can top Miss Universe 2017 pageant in Las Vegas on November 26th!




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