Army Officer From DC Deshauna Barber Is The New Miss USA

Sunday evening Army officer Deshauna Barber of Washington DC was crowned Miss USA 2016. The 26-year-old officer gave a stellar response when asked about women in combat.

As a woman in the United States Army, I think … we are just as tough as men. As a commander of my unit, I’m powerful, I am dedicated,” Deshauna Barber said. “Gender does not limit us in the United States.”

Yaaaaas Queen. #MissUSA

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The three-hour broadcast aired on Fox. Miss USA will now go on to compete in the Miss Universe pageant.

Now presenting: The class of 2016 with our new #MissUSA, Deshauna Barber. #💙

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Steve Harvey made a cameo on Sunday’s show in a video to poke fun of the Miss Universe crowning that he famously botched in December.

We are so very proud of the newly crowned Miss USA Deshauna Barber!

Congratulations to the 2016 #MissUSA, Deshauna Barber of Washington, District of Columbia.

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