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Maryland's Nana Meriwether dishes on being too tall, oldest Miss USA

Maryland's Nana Meriwether dishes on being too tall, oldest Miss USA

 

"Things happen for a reason."

Potomac's Nana Meriwether, the reigning Miss USA, says that a lot. Especially when she talks about the road she followed to her title: two runner-up finishes at the Miss California pageant before being crowned Miss Maryland last year; another second-place finish, this time in June's Miss USA competition; then — finally — the Miss USA crown, but only after the woman who beat her, 20-year-old Olivia Culpo of Rhode Island, was named Miss Universe in December and had to give up the less-encompassing title.

Hers was an unusual route to...

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