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Miss USA 2013 is Miss Connecticut.
Erin Brady 25 is from East Hampton Conn. She works as a financial accountant and earned a finance degree at Central Connecticut State University where she minored in criminal justice. Brady who struggled with alcoholism in her family has said she intends to become an advocate for children of addicts.
Miss Alabama USA was first runner up in the field of 51 Miss USA contestants tonight a group that became progressively smaller over the two hour contest pageant pros strutting their stuff and answering questions about privacy concerns treason swimsuits and packing during the Las Vegas pageant.
Libell Duran Miss New Jersey USA did not make the top 15 cut determined by preliminary judges this past week in Las Vegas the final competitors announced near the start of the show.
Walking the stage of the official missusa pageant today. This feeling is unbelievable.Miss Connecticut USA ( RealMissCTusa) June 16 2013
Duran 22 who won the Miss New Jersey USA title in October lives in Keasbey Woodbridge Township with her family. She made her grand entrance in a long evening gown while others opted for mini dresses and flouncy skirts.
But Duran wasn't the only Jersey connection to be had at Miss USA. There was Jersey Shore alumnus Pauly D the pageant's celebrity DJ and co host Nick Jonas who hails from Wyckoff and performed with the Jonas Brothers as part of the show while contestants showed off their bathing suits. His hosting partner was E personality Giuliana Rancic.
Before Brady won tonight Nana Meriwether was reigning Miss USA. Meriwether took the title when Olivia Culpo the winner of last year's competition advanced to win Miss Universe. Both competitions under the umbrella of the Miss Universe Organization are headed up by Donald Trump. Tonight Culpo announced the next Miss Universe competition will make its home in Moscow this November.
This year's Miss USA judges included actress Wendie Malick singer and TV host Christina Milian reality show star actress NeNe Leakes and fashion designer turned reality star Betsey Johnson.
Among those that made the top 15 delegates from California Nevada Connecticut Texas Illinois Alabama Maryland West Virginia Utah (winner of Miss Photogenic) and North Carolina that contestant traveled to the competition with 40 pairs of shoes in tow.RELATED COVERAGE
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