For Nana Meriwether, being Miss USA is only one in a long list of outstanding accomplishments.
This six-foot beauty from Potomac, Maryland is a two-time, All American athlete; she captained UCLA Volleyball to the Final Four while breaking three NCAA records in the process. She graduated from UCLA with highest honors and a degree in Political Science and went on to complete pre-med studies at USC. In keeping with family tradition, Nana has taken both the MCAT’s and LSAT’s (Dad is a doctor and Mom is a lawyer); she is keeping her options open.
Nana was born in South Africa where she grew up in rural villages while her father was a medical missionary. Her family’s dedication to giving back inspired her to co-found the non-profit Meriwether Foundation six years ago. Since its inception, the foundation has served the most impoverished sectors in five Southern African nations.
Beauty and brains and to top it off, she’s a really nice person, too!