Congratulations to Miss Connecticut Erin Brady who took home the crown of Miss USA 2013 in tonight’s pageant held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada! Erin was crowned by Nana Meriwether, who became Miss USA 2012 after Olivia Culpo won the title of Miss Universe 2012, beating out the other five finalists from Utah, Texas, Alabama, South Carolina and Illinois.
Here’s some bio info on Erin Brady from the Miss USA site:
HOMETOWN: East Hampton
HEIGHT: 5’ 8”
Erin Brady, Miss Connecticut USA 2013, is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University with a degree in Finance and a minor in Criminal Justice. She is a Financial Accountant for Prudential Retirement in Hartford, CT, where she works behind the scenes by running the controls that ensure every member of her team has performed their work correctly and efficiently. Erin plans to pursue an MBA in the near future and hopes to get involved with Pension Risk Transfers.
Erin was raised in a home heavily influenced by alcohol and substance abuse and she sadly remembers the lack of support and places to turn to for the children of addicts, such as her. She has since learned that more than half of adult addicts are children of alcoholics. It is her goal to help break the cycle of addiction as she plans to be an advocate for children of alcohol and substance abuse.
Here’s Erin Brady’s Great Gatsby themed photo from photographer Fadil Berisha:
Miss Connecticut USA 2013 has helped with the Ferrari and Friends Concorso, which works closely with the Children’s Medical Hospital and the “Make-A-Wish Foundation”; Susan G. Komen, Walk for The Cure events; and, Habitat for Humanity as her charities of choice.
IN HER OWN WORDS
“Pageantry launches women forward into successful careers in business, politics, and entertainment. Building confidence, poise, interview skills, and public speaking skills, are just a sampling of the benefits of the modern pageant world.”
1. Erin was awarded Miss Congeniality at Miss Connecticut USA 2013.
2. Erin’s special talent is cooking.
3. Erin recently started bowling and it has become her favorite sport to play.
And how abut a “before she was famous” throwback childhood photo of Erin Brady? Here she is with a glorious bowl cut getting her swimmies on in a pool along with her rubber duckie:
Erin brady becomes the first contestant from the state of Connecticut to take home the crown of Miss USA! Congrats Erin and good luck at Miss Universe!