A 26-year-old Army officer from the District of Columbia won Sunday’s 2016 Miss USA competition held at the T-Mobile Arena off the Las Vegas Strip.
Deshauna Barber will go on to compete in the Miss Universe contest.
“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,” Barber said. “Gender does not limit us in the United States.”