Congrats, Miss USA! Deshauna Barber was crowned the 2016 Miss USA on June 5. Representing District of Columbia, Deshauna stunned with flowing curls and smokey eye makeup. Get the details ahead on her winning beauty look.
Deshauna Barber, 26, came out on top at the 2016 Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas. An IT Analyst for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Deshauna beat out 51 other contestants in swimsuit, evening wear and question and answer portions of the show to take home the crown.
Hours before the competition, Deshauna shared an up-close pic of her beauty look to her Instagram, captioning the photo: “No matter happens in 2.5 hours, I am thankful to have represented the District Of Columbia and Military Service Women around the world on the Miss USA stage ☺️ The
For her crowning moment, Deshauna donned her long-sleeved gold gown with fringe detailing. Prior to the show, Deshauna shared that Leah Laviano was behind her makeup look, which included a traditional pageant smokey eye and false lashes. Instead of opting for a glossy nude lip most of the other contestants wore, Deshauna chose a darker shade. For the finishing pageant beauty touch, Deshauana’s long hair was styled into soft curls with the help of CHI.
Helping to make the final decision were Ali Landry, Joe Zee, Laura Brown, Nigel Barker and Miss USA 2008 Crystle Stewart, who all served as judges, choosing Deshauna after she defined what the show’s motto, “confidently beautiful” meant to her.
Last year’s winner, Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan was on hand to crown Deshauna. As 2015’s Miss USA, Olivia shared on the show’s broadcast that one of the highlights from her amazing year included heading to Washington D.C. to lobby for ovarian cancer research. Ahead of the show, Olivia shared a throwback pic on her Instagram from her own crowning moment, saying: “Thank you for the most extraordinary year of my life so far.🙌🏼✨ I feel truly blessed.”
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