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...
And again as she shared this photo of theirs hours before the Miss USA 2016 Coronation night:
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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.
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Photograph from the Miss USA Twitter page