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Miss District of Columbia Deshauna Barber is crowned Miss USA 2016

By Karen Butler
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Miss District of Columbia Deshauna Barber is crowned Miss USA 2016
Miss District of Columbia USA, Deshauna Barber, is crowned the new Miss USA 2016 onstage during the Miss USA Pageant competition at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. on June 5, 2016. Photo by James Atoa/UPI | License Photo

LAS VEGAS, June 5 (UPI) -- Miss District of Columbia Deshauna Barber has been crowned Miss USA 2016.

"After graduating with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Management from Virginia State University, Deshauna moved to Washington D.C. where she is currently working as an IT Analyst for the U.S. Department of Commerce," her bio on the pageant website said. "Being the daughter of a retired Army Master Sergeant it is no shocker that Deshauna decided to join the Army. She commissioned as a Quartermaster Officer in 2011 and is currently a Logistics Commander for the 988th Quartermaster Detachment Unit at Fort Meade, Maryland."

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Barber, 26, beat out the runner-up, Miss Hawaii Chelsea Hardin, for the Miss USA title. Miss Georgia Emanii Davis came in third place.

Julianne Hough and Terrence "J" Jenkins served as co-hosts of Sunday's telecast, which was broadcast from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The program aired on Fox, and featured musical performances by the Backstreet Boys and Chris Young.

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