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On March 23, 2007, a member of the Harpo family made headlines around the world. Eight months before, Rachel Smith was running around Harpo's halls as a public relations intern. Now, the 21-year-old is Miss USA!

Rachel, who entered the competition as Miss Tennessee, says hearing her name announced as Miss USA was an "out of body experience." "I had a delayed reaction because I was thinking, 'Okay, did they call [first runner-up Miss] Rhode Island or did they call myself?'" she says. "And so I just waited and I was, like, 'Oh, my God.'"
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Published on April 02, 2007

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