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Deshauna Barber: Who is she and what do we know about the 26-year-old beauty-pageant royalty?


First Lieutenant Deshauna Barber, Miss USA 2016


On Sunday night, June 5 District of Columbia's Deshauna Barber was crowned Miss USA 2016 besting 51 other candidates. Her win marks the first time in 14 years and the third that a Miss D.C. has taken home the crown.

She just sealed the deal after nailing the final question, "Define CONFIDENTLY BEAUTIFUL", which she eloquently answered. "To me confidently beautiful means understanding its not always about your appearance. It’s not always about who you are around and how they feel you look, where they feel you come from or your economic background. Serving in the military has taught me that being confidently beautiful is about being able to earn respect from people regardless of what you look like. As a woman in the military, people associate beauty with weakness and they learn very quickly that I’m extremely strong, and though I’m small, I’m powerful. Confidently beautiful is being myself and being very happy with who I’ve become."

Aside from her amazing performance that night, what else do we know about her?

Miss USA Class of 2016


Miss USA 2016 and First Lieutenant Deshauna Barber was born in Columbus, Georgia. And because of her father's military career she relocated multiple times to states including North Carolina, Nebraska, Minnesota and Woodbridge, Virginia where she finished high school.

She grauduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Virginia State University where she received her Reserve Officers' Training Corps  Commision as a 2nd lieutenant in the US Army Quartermaster Corps.

She held a position of Platoon Leader and Executive officer for the 1015th Quartermaster Company prior to her selection as a unit commander for the 988th Quartermaster (Petroleum Lab) Detachment.

She is a graduate of the Quartermaster Basic Officer Leadership Course and Malfunctional Logistics Captains Career Course. Now, she is currently enrolled in the University of Maryland University College where she is pursuing her Masters of Science degree in Information System and Services.

She resides in Washington D.C and is employed by the Department of Commerce as an IT Business Analysts for the Acquisitions Systems Department.

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