Deshauna Barber won the Miss USA contest tonight, as the representative of the District of Columbia. Her other job, however, is a bit different. She’s not a model or an actress. She’s an officer in the United States Army.
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The women who are pageant participants and also serve in our military
Growing up in a military family fueled Vail’s desire to serve and mentor others and acted as a springboard to joining the Kansas National Guard, which in turn eventually led her to enter the Miss Kansas Pageant. An officer told her she had the talent and ability to be a role model for young women. Vail decided pageantry was an ideal way to become that role model.
In addition to her work as a soldier and technician, Grossman has another uniform. This uniform has a sash and the headgear is a crown. Karissa Grossman is currently Miss East Coast after winning her region in the America’s Miss Pageant earlier this year. In July, she will be competing against women from around the country in the America’s Miss Pageant in Maryland.
2nd Lt. Elena Gonzalez is a medical platoon leader and logistics management officer with the 237th Brigade Support Battalion, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Gonzalez is a contestant and is scheduled compete for the Miss Ohio USA title on Nov. 21-22 at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts on the Shawnee State University campus in Portsmouth, Ohio.