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Hot Stuff: And Miss USA 2016 is... Miss District of Columbia!

Hot Stuff: And Miss USA 2016 is... Miss District of Columbia!

We teared up with Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach when it was time for her Miss U BFF, Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan, to leave their shared apartment to make way for this year's new titleholder...

 

Was at the office and... Hey you, pretty girl. See you soon. I hate walking past your room with the door wide open and inside is completely empty. Good thing there's that burger joint nearby you introduced me to...it eases the sepanx a bit. A bit. Call it emotional eating but whatever. Can we eat there in Vegas, please?? Do you even have time to do a quick shopping trip? @theoliviajordan see you soon. Promise you'll take me to LA one day, ok? I've never been. And I promise to take you to all the nice islands in the Philippines. Incognito of course :) and last but not least...Pilipinas, petition to show the Miss USA 2016 competition on TV in the Philippines!!! Hearts for yes!!! ?????????? #WELOVEMISSUSA #WELOVEOLIVIAJORDAN hearts for yes ??????

A photo posted by Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (@piawurtzbach) on

 

And again as she shared this photo of theirs hours before the Miss USA 2016 Coronation night:

[related: Hot Stuff: Why Pia Wurtzbach is So Sure that #OliPia Can Withstand the Test of Distance]

 

Our very first photo together as candidates for Miss Universe.?? I'll never forget seeing this tall stunning girl walk across the hallway as some of us wait for our turn to be interviewed. I introduced myself and even asked for a photo ?? though I was terribly shy ?? When we finally chatted, it felt so good to talk to somebody who was just being herself. During Miss Universe, yes I had my friends, but I was quiet because I'm an overthinker (still am ??) and I was under a lot of pressure... But in that brief moment, Olivia made me feel like I could be Pia even just for a second, to relax my shoulders and breathe. And that's the way it has always been for me since she became my roommate. Thank you @theoliviajordan ?? for being so warm and welcoming. She really is a true representation of a Miss USA ?????? @missusa #BeyondTheBeauty

A photo posted by Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (@piawurtzbach) on

 

But our hearts overflowed with joy seeing #OliPia together again, goofing around during the Miss USA 2016 rehearsals...

 

Cute rendition of the Backstreet Boys classic, eh? These two beauties aren't the only note belters, actually: The Miss USA 2016 contestants rocked singing along to this BSB hit, too, and even got a special surprise:

 

They werqed swimwear just as they did their duet with the Backstreet Boys...

 

And all looked amazing in glitzy evening gowns as well:

 

But among all these beauties, one ultimately stood out to bag this year's Miss USA crown: Miss District of Columbia, Deshauna Barber, a 26-year-old army officer.

 

While a striking beauty through and through, she also, says the Associated Press, gave perhaps the strongest answer of the night when asked about women in combat: "As a woman in the United States Army, I think ... we are just as tough as men. As a commander of my unit, I'm powerful, I am dedicated," Deshauna Barber said. "Gender does not limit us in the United States."

Beautiful as a doll and tough as man—America has got a beauty queen rockstar.

 

ALSO READ: Hot Stuff: Why Pia Wurtzbach is So Sure that #OliPia Can Withstand the Test of Distance

 

Photograph from the Miss USA Twitter page

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