Miss District of Columbia USA 2016 Deshauna Barber was crowned as Miss USA last night!
She was named a top 10 finalist during the 2016 Miss USA pageant at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. And then Barber went on to be named the new Miss USA.
Barber was born in December 6, 1989, in Columbus, Georgia. She lived in several states as a child due to her father's military career. She joined the United States Army at age 17 and attended Virginia State University and graduated with a degree in business management.
She went on to work as an IT analyst for the United States Department of Commerce, and later as a quartermaster officer and logistics commander in the Army. She earned her master's degree in management information systems and services from University of Maryland University College.
Barber is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.