Miss USA Deshauna Barber ‘Absolutely Breaking the Stereotypes’

8 Jun

ABCNews.go.com – As the first-ever crowned Miss USA to be in the military, it’s safe to say Deshauna Barber is breaking barriers with beauty and brains.

“You do have your pageant stereotypes as being an airhead, being uneducated, not having a career,” Barber of the District of Columbia told “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts during an exclusive interview.

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“And then on the military side, you have women stereotypes as being unattractive, being very masculine and I feel like both sides of the spectrum, I’m absolutely breaking the stereotypes.”

Barber, 26, entered the Miss USA Competition as a first lieutenant logistics commander in the Army Reserve, who’s also a U.S. Department of Commerce IT Analyst in Maryland.

Barber’s parents both have military experience. Her father served for 24 years and met Barber’s mother while in the military. Barber’s brother and sister also serve.Read the full article here.


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