Brown's here this week with 16 other state titleholders and Miss America Teresa Scanlan on a tour of the District this week.
The Vancouver native -- and gorgeous third runnerup to Miss America -- had no qualms about traveling far from home to see the sights and shine a spotlight on the final months of her pageant experience. In fact, she may have come to D.C. hunting for a new home.
Having legally emancipated herself at the age of 16 after a tumultuous childhood, Brown's spent the last few years goal-setting, soul-searching and looking for a perfect place to settle down. She's currently a student at the University of Washington in Seattle.
"I am so glad I came!" she said. "We saw so many things and met so many amazing people. I just love everything here, but touring the Capitol was probably my favorite part. I can't believe we got to walk on the House floor... incredible!"
While Brown takes great pride in representing her state -- and beamed about her meeting with home state Sen. Patty Murray -- Brown admits this trip to the capital city may have tempted a move from her West Coast Washington to the East Coast one.
"I just have so many doors open to me right now," Brown said. "...And I think I'm in love with Dupont Circle. Who knows... maybe someday I could be at home here."