Erin Brady Crowned Miss USA: 6 Fun Facts About the Beauty

June 17, 2013 4:40 pm

Meet Miss Connecticut Erin Brady, who took the crown on Sunday night at the Miss USA beauty pageant, held at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

She’s More Than a Pretty Face
The 5’8’’ beauty is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University with a degree in Finance and a minor in Criminal Justice. Talk about impressive!

She Was a Career Woman Before Being a Beauty Queen
Prior to her quest for the crown, Erin was a financial accountant for Prudential Retirement. Despite her busy year to come as Miss USA, the East Hampton resident plans to pursue an MBA and wants to get involved with pension risk transfers.

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She Is NOT Single 
The 25-year-old is engaged to her boyfriend of four years, Tony Capasso, who apparently told her to compete without makeup. How sweet!

She’s Got Style
All eyes were on Erin as she strutted onstage to the Jonas Brothers’ hit “Pom Poms,” sporting an orange bikini with a matching halter top. Later, she stunned all when she emerged wearing a strapless gown with a radiant golden corset and long white train.

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She Means Business
According to her profile on the Miss USA website, Erin was raised in a home where alcohol was an issue and she felt that as a child there weren’t many places she could look to for support. Erin has expressed that among her goals, she plans to be an advocate for children of alcohol and substance abuse. The former Miss Connecticut has worked closely with children and the Make a Wish Foundation, as well.

She’s Going Places
While many may know her as Miss Connecticut, this East Hampton local has officially taken on the role of Miss USA and will be moving into her New York City apartment shortly. The newly crowned Miss USA has said she fully intends on representing America in Miss Universe pageant. You go, girl!

Check out her crowning moment above!