Sunday, June 5, 2016
Deshauna Barber, a 26-year-old Army officer and IT analyst for the U.S. Department of Commerce, won over Miss Georgia Emanii Davis and Miss Hawaii Chelsea Hardin, who was the runner-up.
Barber, a 2011 graduate from Virginia State University, joined the military at age 17.
According to her Miss USA bio, Barber is currently a logistics commander for the 988th Quartermaster Detachment Unit in Fort Meade, Md.
"During the pageant, announcers called her 'the most disciplined contestant this year.' Her background added context to her much-applauded answer during the Q&A portion of the evening, as her question covered women in combat"- Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/06/05/miss-dc-deshauna-barber-wins-the-miss-usa-pageant/)
See her beautiful picture below: