Sarah Rose Summers

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Sarah Rose Summers
Born (1994-11-04) November 4, 1994 (age 28)
Alma materTexas Christian University (BS; BS)
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)[citation needed]
Conner Combs
(m. 2019)
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBlonde[citation needed]
Eye colorBrown[citation needed]

Sarah Rose Summers (born November 4, 1994)[citation needed] is an American model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss USA 2018. As Miss USA, she represented the United States at Miss Universe 2018, where she placed in the top 20. Previously, Summers was crowned Miss Nebraska USA 2018 and went on to become the first woman from Nebraska to win the Miss USA title.

Early life and education[edit]

Summers was born on November 4, 1994, in Omaha, Nebraska, and grew up in Papillion in the Omaha–Council Bluffs metropolitan area.[1] At four years old, she was hospitalized and diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).[2]

She graduated from Papillion-La Vista South High School, and later earned two degrees cum laude from Texas Christian University in child development and strategic communication, with a minor in business. While a student, she also joined the Zeta Tau Alpha (ΖΤΑ) sorority.[3][4] Summers worked as a certified child life specialist prior to becoming Miss USA.[5][6][7]


Summers (far left) and other Miss Teen USA 2012 state titleholders at Miss USA 2012 in Las Vegas

Summers began her pageantry career at age ten, having convinced her parents to allow her to compete in pageants when they received a postcard advertisement for a local child beauty pageant.[8][9] After four years of competing, she won the title of National American Miss Nebraska Junior Teen 2009 and represented Nebraska at the national pageant and was crowned the 2009–2010 National American Miss Junior Teen. In 2012, Summers was crowned Miss Nebraska Teen USA 2012. She represented Nebraska at Miss Teen USA 2012 at Atlantis Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas, but was unplaced.[10] At the end of her reign, she crowned Jasmine Fuelberth as her successor.[11] After a hiatus, Summers returned to pageantry and competed in Miss Nebraska USA 2016.[citation needed]

In 2018, Summers was crowned Miss Nebraska USA 2018 by Fuelberth, who was the outgoing titleholder. At Miss Nebraska USA 2018, Summers represented Omaha.[12]

Miss USA 2018[edit]

After winning Miss Nebraska USA, Summers earned the right to represent Nebraska at Miss USA 2018, held at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana.[13] She won the competition, beating out first runner-up Caelynn Miller-Keyes of North Carolina and second runner-up Carolina Urrea of Nevada, becoming the first woman from Nebraska to win Miss USA.[14][15][16][17][3] After winning Miss USA, she crowned Bree Coffey as her Miss Nebraska USA successor; pageant protocol states that the two titles cannot be held coterminously as her new Miss USA duties would have interfered with her duties as Miss Nebraska USA.

As Miss USA 2018, Summers represented the United States at Miss Universe 2018 in Bangkok Thailand, where she placed in the top 20. Her national costume was based on a red rose, the national flower of the United States which also happens to be Summers's middle name. The eventual winner was Catriona Gray of the Philippines.[18][19] Summers ended her reign on May 2, 2019, after crowning Cheslie Kryst as Miss USA 2019 in Reno, Nevada.[20][21][22][23]

Personal life[edit]

Summers became engaged to longtime boyfriend Conner Combs in Bangkok on December 17, 2018, shortly after competing at Miss Universe 2018.[24][25][26] They married on October 20, 2019, in Anthem, Arizona.[27]


  1. ^ Furley, Adam (21 May 2018). "Papillion native in Miss USA competition". Papillion Times.
  2. ^ "Meet your Miss USA 2018... Sarah Rose Summers!". Miss Universe Organization. 21 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Miss Nebraska, Sarah Summers, crowned Miss USA 2018". 1011 Now. 21 May 2018.
  4. ^ Florida Alligator January 28, 2019
  5. ^ Martinez, Tara (21 May 2018). "Who Is Sarah Rose Summers? Miss USA 2018 Is From Nebraska & She's Amazing". Elite Daily.
  6. ^ "Miss Nebraska USA". Miss Universe Organization. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  7. ^ Dobin, Marenah (21 May 2018). "Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers Wins Miss USA 2018 With An Inspiring Message". Bustle.
  8. ^ "Interview Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers and Miss Teen USA Hailey Colborn in New York City". YouTube. 29 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Sarah Rose Summers Talks About Winning Miss USA 2018". BUILD Series. 23 May 2018.
  10. ^ Reiher, Andrea (July 28, 2012). "Miss Teen USA 2012 is Logan West of Connecticut". Zap2it. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
  11. ^ Schnoor, Kelly (6 February 2017). "Norfolkan Jasmine Fuelberth crowned Miss Nebraska USA". Norfolk Daily News.
  12. ^ Peters, Chris (January 9, 2018). "Sarah Rose Summers crowned Miss Nebraska USA".
  13. ^ "Shreveport will host 2018 Miss USA pageant". Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  14. ^ Connor Coulston, John (21 May 2018). "Miss USA Crowns Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers as 2018 Winner". Pop Culture.
  15. ^ Charles, Marissa; Rogers, Chris (21 May 2018). "Miss Nebraska Wins Miss USA 2018: Sarah Rose Summers Takes Home The Crown". Hollywood Life. Archived from the original on 17 June 2018. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  16. ^ Vulpo, Mike (21 May 2018). "Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers Crowned Miss USA 2018". E!.
  17. ^ Swift, Andy (21 May 2018). "Miss USA 2018: And the Winner Is..." TV Line.
  18. ^ "Miss Nebraska, an Omaha native, is named Miss USA". Omaha World-Herald. 21 May 2018.
  19. ^ "The winner of Miss USA is ... Miss Nebraska". USA Today. 21 May 2018.
  21. ^ Stone, Natalie (May 2, 2019). "Miss North Carolina Cheslie Kryst Is Crowned Miss USA 2019". People.
  22. ^ "North Carolina lawyer Cheslie Kryst takes the Miss USA crown". USA Today. May 2, 2019.
  23. ^ Heller, Corinne (May 2, 2019). "Miss North Carolina Cheslie Kryst Crowned Miss USA 2019". E!.
  24. ^ Kline, Jennifer (December 27, 2018). "Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers reveals she got engaged during Miss Universe pageant". AOL.
  25. ^ "Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers announces engagement after coming under fire for mocking Miss Vietnam, Miss Cambodia". Fox News. December 27, 2018.
  26. ^ "Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers reveals she got engaged during Miss Universe pageant". MSN. December 27, 2018.
  27. ^ Jackson, Dory (October 20, 2019). "Sarah Rose Summers Weds Longtime Boyfriend Conner Combs in Arizona". Us.

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Madison Novak
Miss Nebraska Teen USA
Succeeded by
Jasmine Fuelberth
Preceded by
Jasmine Fuelberth
Miss Nebraska USA
Succeeded by
Bree Coffey
Preceded by Miss USA
Succeeded by