Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady

Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady

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The new Miss USA 2013 is Erin Brady, Miss Connecticut USA 2013, a graduate of Central Connecticut State University with a degree in Finance and a minor in Criminal Justice.  She was crowned by outgoing Miss USA 2012, Nana Meriwether, of Maryland.

Erin Brady, Miss Connecticut, reacts to being named Miss USA 2013
Erin Brady, Miss Connecticut USA, is the new Miss USA 2013.

The sleek and toned Brady competed well in the swimsuit competition in an orange bikini with a blue beach skirt. In the evening gown com petition, she wore an elegant strapless white gown with a gold beaded bodice and a fitted skirt with an train.

She was a standout in the evening's final on-stage questions where judges ask the finalists individual questions. Comedian Mo Rocca asked Miss Connecticut, "the Supreme Court ruled that criminal suspects can be subjected to a police DNA test after arrest. Do you agree or disagree with this, and why or why not?”

Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady answers final question
The eventual winner, Erin Brady, exuded confidence during the final questions segment.

Without hesitating, Brady responded confidently:

“I would agree with this. I think that if someone’s being prosecuted and has committed a crime that’s that severe, that they should have a DNA test. I think there are so many crimes going on in this world that, if that’s one step closer to figuring out who has done it - I think we should absolutely do so.”

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.  

Brady 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.

The new Miss USA 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.

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.

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Erin Brady closeup Erin Brady is announced as semifinalist
Erin brady in swimsuit competition Miss USA 2013 in swimsuit on runway
Erin brady in evening gown competition Miss Connecticut USA in evening gown
Close-up of Erin brady Top 5 at 2013 Miss USA Pageant
Top 2 at 2013 Miss USA pageant Miss Connecticut and Miss Alabama await the announcement of Miss USA 2013
Nana Meriwether Miss USA 2012 crowns her successor Erin brady New Miss USA Erin Brady reacts to winning

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