Everything you didn't know about Miss USA 2016, Deshauna Barber
1. She lived in several states as a child due to her father's military career such as North Carolina, Nebraska, Minnesota, Virginia, and Washington D.C.
2. Barber joined the United States Army at age 17. Her parents and siblings also serve; her father was deployed overseas to Iraq after the Sept. 11 attacks. “I consider it to be a family tradition,” she said
3. During the 2016 Miss USA pageant, announcers called her “the most disciplined contestant this year.”
4. She attended Virginia State University and graduated with a degree in business management.
5. 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.
6. She earned her master's degree in management information systems and services from University of Maryland University College.
7. She is the ninth African American woman to obtain the crown of Miss USA.
8. Previously she won Miss Virginia International 2011 and Miss District of Columbia USA 2016
9. Barber will represent the USA at Miss Universe 2016 later this year where she will compete to succeed the current titleholder, Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines.
10. She is a big reptile lover and owns a 4 year old Ball Python named “Sinaya”.
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