Miss District of Columbia Deshauna Barber was crowned Miss USA 2016 on Monday, June 6. Along with being an IT analyst, this 26-year-old beauty is also an Army Reserve Officer, who impressed the judges and audience with her wit and strength.
During her question round, Barber was asked if Pentagon put the military's ability to perform in jeopardy by opening up combat roles. To this she replied, "As a woman in the United States Army, I think it was an amazing job by our government to allow women to integrate into every branch of the military."
She further added, "We are just as tough as men. As a commander of my unit, I'm powerful, I am dedicated and it is important that we recognize that gender does not limit us in the United States." As the new Miss USA, Barber hopes to throw light on veterans' issues, especially with regards to their health and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Along with being a brave and intelligent woman, Barber is also stunningly beautiful. Here are some of her best outfits and looks on and off Miss USA:
Yesterday Was So Surreal ? I can't believe how awesome my sponsors @DianeAndCompany are!!! They made this dream come true and sponsored my gown by the incredible designer @juancarlospinera1 ? I love pushing the limits and I believe that gown really showed how fearless titleholders can be on the USA stage ? Love It Or Not That Gown Will Be Remembered ?
As spectacular as Barber looks in the gowns, she looks amazing in her uniform too: