An IT Analyst, Deshauna Barber, 26, representing the state of District of Columbia was crowned Miss USA held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 5, 2016. The first-runner up was Miss Hawaii USA Chelsea Keolani Hardin, and the second-runner up was Miss Georgia USA Emanii Davis. Miss California USA Nadia Mejia and Miss Alabama USA Peyton Brown completed the Top 5 finalists.
Popular Australian EDM duo Nervo, country singer Chris Brown, and the popular boyband – Backstreet Boys were the star performers of the televised event on FOX.
Barber, who stands 1.76 m in height, will represent the USA in the upcoming Miss Universe pageant expected to be held in Las Vegas next December.