Exclusive: Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber Visits 'GMA'

The 26-year-old U.S. Army Reserve officer is live in Times Square to talk about her big win.
4:17 | 06/07/16

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Transcript for Exclusive: Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber Visits 'GMA'
We welcome you back to "Gma." That was the moment, that was the moment. Deshauna barber became the brand-new miss usa and she is now joining us live for her first live interview since winning the crown to become the first ever member of the military to take hope the title. Before she won she had what is being called a drop the Mike moment about women in the military. Had the audience on its feet. Take a look at this. We are just as tough as men, as a commander, as a commander of my unit I'm powerful. I am dedicated and it is important that we recognize that gender does not link us in the United States. Please welcome to "Gma" miss usa, usa, usa. Thank you. That's wonderful to meet you. Thank you for having me. Ah, when you heard your name called and you put on that sash, what are the emotions you feel? It was so emotional. It's still very surreal to be on "Good morning America" and have this sash and crown on so in that moment I was next to one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen, Chelsea, miss Hawaii usa and I felt very flattered they decided that I was the candidate. I was the person that they thought would be the best representation of the miss universe organization as miss usa so it's surreal. I hear that you get teary-eyed when you put on the sash -- I do. They were putting it on today right before I came out and I'm just -- Ah. It's amazing. And it's wonderful because being in the military we were talking in the commercial break. Proud military brat. My father in the service, in the army and you serving and you're the first military woman to win miss usa. What stereotypes? Are you breaking it for the military or packages or both. I consider to be breaking them for both. You do have your pageant stereotypes as being an airhead, uneducated. Not having a career and then on the military side you have women stereotyped as being unattractive, being very masculine and I feel like both sides of the spectrum I'm breaking the stereotype. Have you heard from your soldiers in your unit. Oh, yes, they were all watching and when I got back to my phone I probably had maybe over 250 text messages I have not been able to get through but some were my soldiers so they're very excited for me. My unit is extremely supportive and it's just been awesome. Talk about your family. Your father was in special services for 24 year, met your mom while he was in the military. Your brother, your sister, you joined up at 17. Yes. What did they say when you said, you know what, I'm going to be miss usa? I'm going to be miss usa. You know, they were a little taken back that I even considered pageantry but they have all been so supportive and committed to the military at 17. My going through the rotc program at my school and commissioned as an officer in 2011 so the only officer of all of us so they give me a hard time about that. They're on the enlisted my side, both my father with special forces and my mother and brother and sister so they're like we'll never salute you, it's awesome to be an officer, as well. And congratulations on that, that is quite an accomplishment. And you said that when you were in school back in the day that you were bullied. Yes. Because -- I say don't let the frame fool you. Because people were saying about how your size and gave you a hard time about that. Yes, they did. I have EE always had a small frame and been very slim even through high school and middle school and there are a lot of names that were called. I was kind of a late bloomer so never let me forget that going through school so I have a lot of high school friends that have actually reached 0 out to me and said congratulations, so it's good to know we have a relationship even though it was kind of a difficult time in high school. It's good for somebody who is being bullied and being told certain things about themselves that maybe one day they too can wear the crown and be miss usa. Absolutely. Absolutely. Congratulations again, can't wait to see what you do next. Thank you so much. You give your family a hard time about being an officer. I do. They're watching right now in all the best.

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