Shawnae Jebbia, Miss Massachusetts, was crowned the new Miss USA to culminate the 47th annual pageant, held in Shreveport. Jebbia, 26, of Mansfield, Mass., beat out second runner-up Melanie Breedlove, Miss Missouri, and first runner-up Shauna Gene Gambill, Miss California. Jebbia, who had the highest score in the swimsuit competition, hopes to pursue a master's degree in health promotion and wellness once her reign is over. During her tenure, she said she hopes to fight drugs and violence and build housing for the poor.
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