Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers reveals she got engaged during Miss Universe pageant

Miss USA is about to become a Mrs.!

Sarah Rose Summers, the Nebraska native who competed in this year's Miss Universe pageant in Bangkok, revealed Thursday that her boyfriend popped the question earlier this month.

"Wow. I knew Thailand would change my life, but what I did not realize was that it would also be where I begin a new lifelong journey," she wrote. "On Dec. 17, now only did I represent my country on an international stage, but I also said yes to forever with my best friend."

"It was the most perfect day with a breathtaking view, both of our families, some of our closest friends, and a celebratory dinner on the top of the world," Summers gushed of the engagement on Instagram.

The 24-year-old placed in the Top 20 during this year's Miss Universe competition. The coveted title ultimately went to Catriona Gray of the Philippines.

Summers was the subject of unanticipated controversy during the pageant's preliminaries after a video emerged in which she appeared to mock other contestants for knowing little English.

"In a moment where I intended to admire the courage of a few of my sisters, I said something that I now realize can be perceived as not respectful, and I apologize," Summers later wrote in an apology.

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SHREVEPORT, LA - MAY 21: Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers celebrates after winning the 2018 Miss USA Competition at George's Pond at Hirsch Coliseum on May 21, 2018 in Shreveport, Louisiana. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
SHREVEPORT, LA - MAY 21: Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers celebrates after winning the 2018 Miss USA Competition at George's Pond at Hirsch Coliseum on May 21, 2018 in Shreveport, Louisiana. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
SHREVEPORT, LA - MAY 21: Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers is crowned by Miss USA 2017 Kara McCullough, Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and Miss Teen USA 2018 Hailey Colborn after winning the 2018 Miss USA Competition at George's Pond at Hirsch Coliseum on May 21, 2018 in Shreveport, Louisiana. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
SHREVEPORT, LA - MAY 21: Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers competes in the swimsuit portion of the 2018 Miss USA Competition at George's Pond at Hirsch Coliseum on May 21, 2018 in Shreveport, Louisiana. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
SHREVEPORT, LA - MAY 21: Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers competes in the 2018 Miss USA Competition at George's Pond at Hirsch Coliseum on May 21, 2018 in Shreveport, Louisiana. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
SHREVEPORT, LA - MAY 21: Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers poses for a photo after winning the 2018 Miss USA Competition at George's Pond at Hirsch Coliseum on May 21, 2018 in Shreveport, Louisiana. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
2018 MISS USA: Winner: Miss Nebraska, Sarah Rose Summers (C) is named MISS USA at the 2018 MISS USA Competition airing Monday, May 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on FOX). (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Sarah Rose Summers is seen on May 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by MediaPunch/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Miss USA 2018 Sarah Rose Summers visit build series to discuss 'Miss USA' at Build Studio on May 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Zak Photography/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Miss USA 2018 Sarah Rose Summers visits the Build Series at Build Studio on May 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: Miss Teen USA 2018 Hailey Colburn (L) and Miss USA 2018 Sarah Rose Summers are seen in SoHo on May 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Miss USA 2018 Sarah Rose Summers visits the SiriusXM Studios on May 24, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 25: Miss Teen USA Hailey Colborn (L) and Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers take their first double-decker ride In New York City on July 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Ride of Fame)
US model Sarah Rose Summers attends the NYFW Kick-Off Party hosted by E! Entertainment, ELLE & IMG at The Pool, The Seagram Building on September 5, 2018 New York City. (Photo by Steven FERDMAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read STEVEN FERDMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Sarah Rose Summers attends the Nicole Miller Spring 2019 After Party at Acme on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Sarah Rose Summers attends Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC and GFI at BGC Partners, INC on September 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Sarah Rose Summers attends the 2018 US Weekly Most Stylish New Yorkers at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge on September 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Ms. USA Sarah Rose Summers attends the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - OCTOBER 15: Miss USA 2018 Sarah Rose Summers visits Hallmark's 'Home & Family' at Universal Studios Hollywood on October 15, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Sarah Rose Summers attends the 2018 World of Children Awards Ceremony and Benefit on November 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for World Of Children Awards)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 19: Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (L) and Miss USA 2018 Sarah Rose Summers are seen in Midtown on November 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 19: Miss USA 2018 Sarah Rose Summers is seen in Midtown on November 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
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