Say hello to the new Miss USA!

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Deshauna Barber, representing the American capital, is crowned by the 2015 winner Olivia Jordan at the end of the spectacular telecast. She is the seventh African American woman to obtain the crown of Miss USA. She beat out out first runner-up Chelsea Hardin of Hawaii and second runner-up Emanii Davis of Georgia. She will represent the United States in the 65th Miss Universe pageant to be held later this year.
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This year’s Miss USA is full of “firsts”. It is the first live telecast of the pageant to be broadcast on FOX after its tumultuous departure from NBC. Also, for the first time, a 52nd entrant for the pageant was decided via a nationwide search through social media.

The 52 candidates were first trimmed to 15. Miss California USA Nadia Mejia was voted into the Top 15 by America as the “People’s Choice”.

Here’s the complete list of the results:

Miss USA 2016 – Washington, D.C. District of Columbia – Deshauna Barber
1st Runner-Up – Hawaii Hawaii – Chelsea Hardin
2nd Runner-Up – Georgia – Emanii Davis

Top 5
Alabama Alabama – Peyton Brown
California California – Nadia Mejía

Top 10
Arkansas Arkansas – Abby Floyd
Connecticut Connecticut – Tiffany Teixeira
Missouri Missouri – Sydnee Stottlemyre
South Dakota South Dakota – Madison McKeown
Virginia Virginia – Desi Williams

Top 15
Arizona Arizona – Chelsea Myers
Ohio Ohio – Megan Wise
Oklahoma Oklahoma – Taylor Gorton
South Carolina South Carolina – Leah Lawson
West Virginia West Virginia – Nichole Greene

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