Miss D.C., Deshauna Barber, Wins Miss USA 2016

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Miss USA 2016, Deshauna Barber. Miss USA/Instagram
Miss USA 2016, Deshauna Barber. Miss USA/Instagram

Miss D.C., Deshauna Barber, has been crowned this year’s winner of the Miss USA pageant, beating out Miss Hawaii and Miss Georgia for the title. The 26-year-old IT analyst and army officer brings the District of Columbia its first title in 14 years.

Part of a military family, Barber’s now a logistics commander for the 988th Quartermaster Detachment Unit, according to her Miss D.C. bio.

“From the District of Columbia, #MissUSA 2016 Deshauna Barber! This queen belongs in the White House.”

So, um, yeah, the woman’s done a thing or two with her life. Here’s to one more jewel in her crown.