Rachel Smith will compete for Miss Universe.

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As Miss USA, Rachel now works for NBC and Donald Trump. "Those are some bosses to have, let me tell you!" she says. Her duties are to champion breast and ovarian cancer awareness, but she also hopes to implement some of her own passions, like education and volunteerism.

Rachel, who graduated magna cum laude from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, will also compete in the Miss Universe pageant in Mexico City. "I can't wait to see what this year holds for me. I just graduated with a journalism degree, so who knows…opportunities are endless. This is just the beginning," Rachel says.