Monday, June 17, 2013

Miss USA 2013 is Miss Connecticut

Photo: Reuters

*Erin Brady wins Miss USA
*Connecticut get first Miss USA title
*Miss USA to move to Miami, Florida
*Miss Universe to take place in Moscow, Russia on November 9
Photo: Reuters
Miss Connecticut, 25 year old Eric Brady was named Miss USA 2013 at the conclusion of a glittering event at PH Live, Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada a short while ago.  Brady stands 1.75m tall and will represent the United States of America at the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant  that will take place in Moscow, Russia on November 9. The new Miss USA is the 62nd Miss USA. It is her state's first Miss USA title. She beat 50 other delegates to be crowned Miss USA 2013 by outgoing titleholder, Nana Meriwether from Maryland. Last year's original winner Olivia Culpo from Rhode Island went on to win the Miss Universe crown which meant Meriwether, who was born in South Africa, inherited the Miss USA title.
So Close: Hot favorite, stunning Miss Alabama finished as runner-up
The first runner-up was Miss Alabama, Mary Margaret McCord. Should the new Miss USA be unable to fulfill her duties, the first runner-up will assume the title of Miss USA (as was the case in 2012). The second runner-up was Miss Illinois, Stacey Juris. Miss Utah, Marissa Powell finished as the third runner-up while Miss Texas, Ali Nugent (who was sent to the top 6 by Twitter users)finished as fourth runner-up. The fifth runner-up was Miss South Carolina, Megan Pinckney.

The top 16 included the delegates from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, California, West Virginia, and Maryland. They competed in swimsuits before being eliminated from the competition. Ohio, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Nevada made it to the top 10 and competed in evening gowns before being eliminated from the competition. Texas was eliminated by the judges but saved by users of Twitter.

Utah was name Miss Photogenic while Miss Oregon was named Miss Congeniality.

The Las Vegas Sun's correspondent Robin Leach reported that Donald Trump announced that Miss USA will leave Las Vegas for the next three years. The pageant will reportedly be staged at Donald Trump's Doral Resort in Miami, Florida for the next three years.

I'm a little sad that Alabama didn't win but happy for Miss Connecticut. She was a surprise during the preliminaries. Glad that Miss USA is finally moving away from Vegas and that Universe found a host outside of the USA!
Photos: Reuters

1 comment:

  1. I have to admit not seeing Georgia, Minnesota, New Jersey, and especially Florida in the Top 15 was a huge shock. The judges needed glasses during the preliminaries!!! I was pulling for Delaware until I saw her in the Preliminaries. Her arms swinging was just too creepy!! And as in Miss Connecticut...SHOCKER but still a great choice!! Especially when Erin won against such stiff competition from Alabama!!! Hopefully Connecticut will win Miss Universe 2013! Miss Alabama, Mary-Margaret McCord is so deserving to win Miss USA!!!