Deshauna Barber is the first Miss USA to be active in the military. Watch the whole feature on The History Channel by tapping here.
Over the weekend, the Miss USA sisterhood added more women to the club. Vermont, Virginia, Massachussetts, South Carolina, Georgia, Utah and North Dakota all crowned a new winner. Let’s take a look at who won each state.
Virginia, Jackie Carrol
Vermont, Madison Cota
North Dakota, Raquel Wellentin
Massachussets, Julia Scaparotti
South Carolina, Megan Gordon
Utah, Baylee Jensen
Georgia, DeAnna Johnson
On Sunday, November, 20 at 6pm you can watch the 2017 Miss Virginia USA and Miss Virginia Teen USA Competitions, all on the Miss U App!
Before the show, take a look at the contestants. Two of these confidently beautiful women will head to the 2017 MISS USA and 2017 MISS TEEN USA Competitions.
2017 Miss Virginia USA
2017 Miss Virginia Teen USA
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Halima Aden, 19, born in a Kenyan refugee camp, moved to Minnesota when she was just six years old. Aden will now make history by being the first Somali-American woman to participate in the Miss Minnesota USA competition.
Aden tells the Huffington Post, “I could have sat there and I could have waited for a long time to see somebody who was dressed like me or looks like me, but I noticed that’s just not happening.”
Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune, via Associated Press
Staying true to her values, Aden will compete wearing a burkini instead of a traditional bikini. “I’m going in as me, my authentic self. I’m not going to dress down or change myself. Not seeing women that look like you in media in general and especially in beauty competitions sends the message that you’re not beautiful or you have to change the way you look to be considered beautiful, and that’s not true,” Aden told the Huffington Post.
The Miss Minnesota Competition takes place on November 26 and 27th.
Li Zhenying has taken the crown for China and will be headed to the 65th ANNUAL MISS UNIVERSE ® Competition.
(Photo byXinhua/Chen Fei)
Li was crowned in Shanghai during the Miss Universe China Competition.
Next stop, MISS UNIVERSE!