The current Miss USA is Deshauna Barber of the District of Columbia who was crowned on June 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Barber is the first member of the military to win the Miss USA title and intends to promote veterans issues during her reign. Deshauna represented the United States at the 2016 Miss Universe Competition in the Philippines; she placed among the Top 9 Finalists.
What does Miss USA Win ?
A lot of work, time, and walking in heels goes into preparing for the Miss USA pageant, so winners should be walking away with more than an armful of roses and a tiara.
Luxury accommodations in an apartment in NYC, including living expenses and a salary
Gifts from the official sponsors
Consultation with a professional wardrobe stylist and access to an appearance wardrobe
A one-year scholarship from the New York Film Academy
Professional skin and hair care services as well as fitness services throughout reign
Representation by the Miss Universe Organization and Rubenstein Public Relations
Modeling portfolio by leading fashion photographer
Miss USA 2017 : Meet the candidates