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Miss Connecticut, Erin Brady, wins Miss USA 2013

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Erin Brady crowned Miss USA 2013

A 25-year-old Connecticut woman is Miss USA 2013. Erin Brady, an accountant from South Glastonbury, took home the crown after beating out 50 hopefuls in the categories of interview, swimsuit and evening gown.

During a pivotal point in the pageant, Brady answered a question about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold widespread DNA tests.

“If someone is being prosecuted and committed a crime, it should happen. There are so many crimes that if that’s one step closer to stopping them, then we should be able to do so,” said Brady.

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As Miss USA Brady will live in New York city for a year. She will embark on a nationwide speaking tour and raise breast and ovarian cancer awareness.

If Brady is unable to fulfill her duties, the first runner-up, Mary Margaret McCord of Alabama, will take over.

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