Erin Brady Crowned Miss USA 2013

During one of the year’s most watched live television events, a star-studded panel of judges chose Miss Connecticut USA, Erin Brady, as Miss USA 2013. The Miss Universe Organization made this announcement today, June 17.

Giuliana Rancic, “E! News” co-anchor, and Nick Jonas, Grammy-nominated American singer-songwriter, hosted the 62nd Annual MISS USA Competition from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Erin Brady is a 25 year-old from East Hampton, Connecticut and is a Financial Accountant for Prudential Retirement in Hartford, Conn. She graduated from Central Connecticut University with a degree in Finance and a minor in Criminal Justice.

Throughout the two-hour event and before an estimated worldwide viewing audience of more than 250 million, contestants competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.

When last year’s Miss USA, Olivia Culpo went on to win the Miss Universe crown, Nana Meriwether’s dreams came true when she took over the Miss USA title. Meriwether crowned her successor at the conclusion of the telecast.

Photo courtesy: The Miss Universe Organization

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Rakesh Raman