This post originally appeared on The Lab NYC

There are few accomplishments in America more revered, then the coveted title of Miss USA. This year’s Miss USA, Nana Meriwether is an incredible combination of beauty and brains, and as a new Miss USA 2013 is crowned on June 16th, 2013, she will have very large shoes to fill.

From “Miss”:

“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!”

Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down #InTheLab with the beautiful and impressive Miss USA Nana Meriwether to talk about her time as Miss USA, inheriting the crown once Olivia Culpo became Miss Universe, the wonderful charitable and philanthropic work she has been able to do as Miss USA, how young women can develop a better self image, the next steps in her career and so much more!

Make sure to catch Miss USA 2013 on NBC on June 16th, 2013 to see Nana help crown a new Miss USA.

Here is Nana’s recent television appearances on E! and CBS’ “The Couch”: