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What Does Miss USA Do? Here Are Her Responsibilities

It could be difficult to separate Miss USA from bikinis and stilettos, especially since the life of the winner post-crowning remains somewhat mysterious.

Do any of us really know what happens after Miss USA receives her tiara and sash?

We’ll get the lowdown this Sunday, May 14 at 8 pm EDT on Fox as Deshauna Barber — our 2016 Miss USA — gets ready to pass down her duties to a new lady for one year.

Contestants on stage for the swimsuit competition at the 2016 Miss USA pageant

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So, about those duties. We did a little digging, and here’s what we found out.

First and foremost, the winner is relocated to New York City.

According to the Miss USA website, the winner will ” immediately move to a luxury apartment in New York City, which will be her home base.”

That sounds better than the walk-ups most 20-somethings get upon their moves to New York, if you ask me.


She must focus on her career after getting her crown.

The pageant’s website says the women who win and are brought to New York must “cultivate their personal career goals,” and New York seems like the perfect place to get that in order.

Our 2016 winner, Deshauna Barber, was promoted from First Lieutenant to Captain in the US Army Reserve during her year with the crown.


She gets to compete in Miss Universe

It’s a tradition.


She will work closely helping others.

Miss USA’s website states the winner must be “an advocate for humanitarian issues and be a voice to affect positive change in the world.”

The organization, Miss Universe, partners with nonprofits like Best Buddies and Smile Train, among others to help with various causes.

Check out some of Miss USA winners of years past and their initiatives.


She will attend popular events.

Fashion week, movie premieres, sporting events, oh my! That is definitely a responsibility a lot of women can appreciate.

Tune in to see how it’ll all go down tonight.

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Danielle Valente

Digital Editor

Danielle is part of the Elite Daily news team. When she's not working, she's usually reading or eating gnocchi at Frankie's. Find her @dvwrites.
Danielle is part of the Elite Daily news team. When she's not working, she's usually reading or eating gnocchi at Frankie's. Find her @dvwrites.

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