Sarah Rose Summers of Nebraska was named Miss USA on Monday, May 21. While most Iowans are disappointed that Miss Iowa Jenny Valliere didn’t take the crown that night, Muscatine still took a big win when our very own local dress store was represented by Summers on stage to be seen worldwide.
Summers graduated from Texas Christian University with Bachelor’s degrees in strategic communications and child development and has been doing pageants since she was 10 years old. Summers’s friends and family describe her as a loving person who takes the extra step to help others and who loves volunteering. She campaigned to raise money for the American Cancer Society in honor of her grandmother who had breast cancer.
Something especially unique about Summer’s win is that the dresses she wore during the competition were purchased in Muscatine. She wore a Sherri Hill Couture gown from Le Chic Prom & Pageant Boutique for the evening portion of the event.
Le Chic Prom & Pageant Boutique opened July 2012 in Muscatine. Le Chic has been the gown sponsor for Miss Nebraska USA for two years. Summers is the first Miss USA to be crowned from the state of Nebraska. In six short years Le Chic has also become the current official wardrobe sponsor for Miss Iowa and Miss Minnesota for the Miss America Pageant.
“This is our second national title, with the first being Audra Mari, who was crowned Miss World America 2016,” says co-owner Heather Delong.
Since opening their store, every Miss Iowa has been crowned wearing Le Chic, except one. They also have had state winners from Nebraska and Minnesota in the Miss America system.
Le Chic has been dressing girls at the local, state and national level from all over the country for six years and will continue to represent Muscatine on stage through these national title holders.
Pictures courtesy of IMG Universe, LLC.