Deshauna Barber, a US Army Reserve Officer and IT analyst, was crowned Miss USA 2016 last night. The representative from Washington DC stunned the crowd with her looks and her answer to a somewhat difficult question about the role of women in the military.
Deshauna will now go on to represent the United States in the Miss Universe pageant, sometime next December.
“As a woman in the United States Army, I think it was an amazing job by our government to allow women to integrate into every branch of the military… We are just as tough as men. As a commander of my unit, I’m powerful, I am dedicated and it is important that we recognize that gender does not limit us in the United States.”