Deshauna Barber from DC wins Miss USA 2016

26 year old Deshauna Barber was crowed Miss USA 2016 last June 5 at the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The daughter of retired U.S. military sergeant, Deshauna is an officer in the U.S. Army. After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management from Virginia State University, she moved to Washington D.C. where she is currently working as an IT Analyst for the U.S. Department of Commerce. She is currently commissioned as a logistics commander for the 988th Quartermaster Detachment Unit.

In her spare time, she works closely with organizations that focus on PTSD treatment for soldiers returning from deployments and suicide prevention in the armed forces.

The first-runner up was Miss Hawaii, Chelsea Keolani Hardin, and the second-runner up was Miss Georgia, Emanii Davis. Miss California, Nadia Mejia and Miss Alabama, Peyton Brown completed the Top 5 finalists.

The annual event was televised live from FOX which had the performances of popular Australian EDM duo Nervo, country singer Chris Brown, and the reunion of the Backstreet Boys who are kicking off their new summer tour.

Also present at the event to crown the new winner were the outgoing Miss USA 2015, Olivia Jordan, the reigning Miss Teen USA 2015, Katherine Haik and Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach.

Standing 1.76m tall, Barber will represent the USA in the upcoming Miss Universe 2016 pageant on December.


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