Miss USA runner-up goes from nerd to beauty queen
Nana Meriwether came in second place in the Miss USA pageant Sunday. The one-time professional volleyball player has not always been one to perform on the runway or on the court. Meriwether, a native of Potomac, Md., says she was a “total nerd as a kid.” The Washington Post has the story.
Don’t they all say something like this? Nana Meriwether, the world-class beauty from Potomac, Md., who came in second at Miss USA on Sunday, insists that she was a total nerd as a kid.
“I was the most insecure,” the 2003 Sidwell Friends grad told us. “In high school, I had maybe two friends. I couldn’t speak in front of people.”
So how did she end up on live national television in a tiny bikini? After a long career in volleyball — a two-time NCAA All-American and former Olympic hopeful, who played professionally overseas — she retired a few years ago, only to realize “I still felt I needed to be competing in something.”
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