2016年06月07日

2016年のミスUSA(Miss USA)に首都ワシントン代表のデショーナ・バーバー(Deshauna Barber)さん(26)

2016年のミスUSA(Miss USA)決勝大会が5日、米ネバダ州ラスベガス(Las Vegas)で開催され、52人の参加者の中からコロンビア特別区(District Of Columbia、首都ワシントン)代表のデショーナ・バーバー(Deshauna Barber)さん(26)がミスUSAの栄冠に輝いた。

 バーバーさんは米陸軍の予備役将校で米商務省のITアナリスト。ミスUSAに参加することで「古い型」を破りたかったという。軍での任務を通じて「自分の美に自信を持つことは、見た目がどうあろうと周囲の尊敬を集めることなのだと学んだ」と語った。

 ミスUSAで優勝したバーバーさんは米国代表としてミス・ユニバース(Miss Universe)の世界大会に出場する。

★Deshauna Barber (born December 6, 1989) is an American model, beauty pageant titleholder and officer in the United States Army Reserve. On June 5, 2016, she was crowned Miss USA 2016 by outgoing titleholder Olivia Jordan of Oklahoma. She will represent the USA at Miss Universe 2016.

Deshauna Barber

Beauty pageant titleholder

Born
December 6, 1989 (age 26)
Columbus, Georgia, U.S.

Height
5 ft 10 in (178 cm)

Hair color
Black

Eye color
Brown

Title(s)
Miss Virginia International 2011
Miss District of Columbia USA 2016
Miss USA 2016

Major
competition(s)
Miss District of Columbia USA 2016
(Winner)
Miss USA 2016
(Winner)
Miss Universe 2016
(TBA)

Early life

Barber was born in December 6, 1989 in Columbus, Georgia. She was a military brat, moving due to her father's military career to North Carolina, Nebraska, Minnesota, Virginia, and Washington D.C.. Barber joined the United States Army Reserve at age 17. She attended Virginia State University and graduated with a degree in business management. 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 Reserve. She earned her master's degree in management information systems and services from University of Maryland University College.

Barber is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority.

Pageantry

Miss District of Columbia USA 2016

Barber was crowned Miss District of Columbia USA 2016 on December 19, 2015 by outgoing titleholder Lizzy Olsen.

Miss USA 2016

On June 5, 2016, Barber competed in the Miss USA 2016 pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada. She went on to win the competition, beating out first runner-up Chelsea Hardin of Hawaii and second runner-up Emanii Davis from Georgia. She was crowned by outgoing Miss USA, Olivia Jordan of Oklahoma. She is the eighth African American woman to obtain the crown of Miss USA.

Miss Universe 2016

Barber will represent the U.S. at Miss Universe 2016 where she will compete to succeed the current titleholder, Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines.
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