Tuesday 6 December 2016

Miss District of Columbia Deshauna Barber seriously lost it while being crowned Miss USA

Published 06/06/2016 | 07:57

Miss District of Columbia USA 2016 Deshauna Barber reacts as she is crowned Miss USA 2016 by Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan during the 2016 Miss USA pageant at T-Mobile Arena on June 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Miss District of Columbia USA 2016 Deshauna Barber reacts as she is crowned Miss USA 2016 by Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan during the 2016 Miss USA pageant at T-Mobile Arena on June 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Miss District of Columbia USA 2016 Deshauna Barber (L) and Miss Hawaii USA 2016 Chelsea Hardin hold hands as Miss District of Columbia USA 2016 Deshauna Barber is named Miss USA 2016 during the 2016 Miss USA pageant at T-Mobile Arena on June 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Deshauna Barber, Miss District Of Columbia USA 2016, is crowned Miss USA 2016
Miss District of Columbia USA 2016 Deshauna Barber (C) reacts with the other contestants after she is crowned Miss USA 2016 during the 2016 Miss USA pageant at T-Mobile Arena on June 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
(L-R) Miss District of Columbia USA 2016 Deshauna Barber reacts as she is crowned Miss USA 2016 by Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach during the 2016 Miss USA pageant at T-Mobile Arena on June 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Deshauna Barber has definitely been catching up on Miss Congeniality.

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The 26-year-old US Army officer was crowned Miss USA on Sunday night represented a positive change in the international pageant ranks - the top five were based on their political and economic beliefs.

Barber, from Washington DC, campaigned on gender equality and veterans issues and will now go on to compete at the Miss Universe pageant.

But the real standout moment of the three-hour broadcast is watching the exact moment Barber realised she won. And completely lost it.

Holding hands with Miss Hawaii Chelsea Hardin - "This could be it."

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"This is it! You've got this. You've practiced 1000 times."

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"Okay, this is real. You don't have this."

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"Seriously."

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"Can somebody hold my hand please?"

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"S***. You're on live tv. Get it together."

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"WALK, dammit. And WAVE like the queen you are."

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