Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach took to social media to express her excitement at getting to know newly-crowned Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber who will be her new roommate in New York City.
In an Instagram post, Wurtzbach told Barber: “Welcome to the family.”
“I can’t wait to meet you and finally just chill and get to know you @deshaunab @missusa. Welcome to the family,” the Filipina beauty queen said.
“I secretly hope we have the same taste in music. As I tend to turn my speakers up. See you in a few hours as we fly back to New York to your new home,” she added.
Barber, 26, is an army reserve officer who hails from the District of Columbia. She ended the 14-year Miss USA title drought of her hometown when she won the pageant on Monday (Manila time).
Before formally welcoming Barber to the Miss Universe family, Wurtzbach also posted a heartwarming message to Miss USA 2016 Olivia Jordan.
“Goodbyes are never easy. Olivia, I will miss you tremendously, thank you for being my @missusa and for always being #confidentlybeautiful and confidently YOU,” she told Jordan.
Jordan replied to Wurtzbach’s post: “Goodbyes really are the hardest part. I miss you already, Queen P. I’m so grateful for the past six months I got to spend with you. Thank you for inspiring me and always keeping it real.” AJH/rga