Deshauna Barber was crowned Miss USA 2016 on Sunday night in Last Vegas.
Barber was Miss District of Columbia, one of 52 contestants competing for the Miss USA 2016 crown.
In winning, Barber became the first military service member to win Miss USA. Barber is a 26-year-old Army Reserve officer who currently works full time as an IT Analyst for the US Department of Commerce. In the Army, she is a logistics commander for the 988th Quartermaster Detachment Unit at Fort Meade, Maryland.
Barber’s win is a great reminder there are no limits to what a person can be. Barber is a strong service member who can also put on a gown and win a pageant.
Barber also proved the point with her excellent answer that women can be powerful and reach the same positions as men in the military, which is historically seen as a strictly masculine profession.
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