Yesterday the 26-year-old Deshauna Barber became the owner of the prestigious title of "Miss USA". The girl has got a big mission ahead of her - to represent the District of Columbia at the Miss USA pageant in 2016 at the end of next year. Deshauna has got a ton of experience, because she serves in the military and has the quartermaster captains rank!
We decided to find out more about the winner and studied her Instagram.
Deshauna Barber was born on 6 December 1989 in Columbus, Georgia. In the past, she lived in various US cities - she constantly moved with her family since her father was a military. At the age of 17, the future "Miss USA" followed in the footsteps of father and joined the US Army, in addition she studied at Virginia State University. After graduation, Barber began working as IT Business Analyst at Department of Commerce, and then continued to serve as an officer. Among other achievements, she received a master's degree in management of information systems at the University of Maryland.
On 19 December Deshauna won a local beauty contest in the District of Columbia, and yesterday, 5 June, she was awarded the title of "Miss USA". From the stage she said about the importance of equality between men and women in the army:
“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 Army”.
Moreover, Deshauna Barber sought to break down stereotypes by winning this contest. Earlier, in an interview with The Washington Post, she said:
“I can say with certainty that no girl on the beauty contest is doing the same things I do, and works in a similar environment. And also I can confidently add that none of the soldiers know how to be a "Miss USA" pageant. There are stereotypes on both sides, and I destroy them by taking part in this competition”.
We suggest you take a look at the photos from social networks of “Miss USA” winner.