Army Reserve officer and IT analyst from District of Columbia, Deshauna Barber, is the new Miss USA 2016, crowned on Sunday in Las Vegas.
The 26-year-old is a commander of her unit and said the government has done an amazing job by allowing women integration in every branch of the military.
Perhaps Barber has given the strongest answer of the night, held at the T-Mobile Arena off the LA Strip. She now has greater job than her duties in military. She will be going on to compete in the Miss Universe contest.
The first runner-up of the night was Miss Hawaii, Chelsea Hardin. She was punted in the question-and-answer segment. She was asked who she wants likely to be the president – former pageant owner Donald Trump, a Republican or Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Related questions were asked to the other women in the top five like income inequality, voting rights and death of Muhammed Ali.
Miss California Nadia Grace Mejia was asked about social and economic inequality. She stumbled and paused over the question. She is the daughter of the 1990s one-hit-wonder singer Rico Suave. She added to have suffered from anorexia.
The finale was televised on Fox network. In 2015 Reelz network aired it on cable.
Barber received the tiara from Miss USA 2015 Oklahoma’s Olivia Jordan.