Deshauna Barber took home the Miss USA crown last night after repping Washington DC — and her powerful answer to a question about women in the military is going viral. Barber, age 26, is an army reserve officer and IT analyst who was asked about the Pentagon's recent decision to open combat jobs to women, a move some have criticized for being more politically correct than practical.
"As a woman in the United States Army . . ." she began as the audience's cheers filled the air, before calling the decision an amazing one. "We are just as tough as men. As a commander of my unit, I'm powerful, I am dedicated, and it is important that we recognize that gender does not limit us in the United States Army."
Afer she nailed her answer, the Miss USA Twitter account released this video of her, highlighting her as a powerful, badass figure.