Miss USA 2013: Meet the Winner

The country's newest Miss USA is Connecticut accountant Erin Brady.

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Miss Connecticut Erin Brady is crowned the winner of the Miss USA 2013 pageant by Nana Meriwether, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari)
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The country's newest Miss USA is Connecticut accountant Erin Brady. As her family and fiancee looked on, Brady beat out other beauties from every U.S. state and Washington D.C. to take the title, accepting the crown from outgoing queen Miss Maryland Nana Meriwether. Click to see more photos from the pagent.
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Miss Connecticut Erin Brady reacts after winning the Miss USA 2013. Brady said all she could think about was letting her bosses know she won't be coming in tomorrow. Or ever again.
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Miss Connecticut Erin Brady walks the runway during the swimsuit competition of the Miss USA 2013 pageant. She wore an orange bikini with a matching halter-top as she strutted to the Jonas Brother's "Pom Poms."
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Miss Connecticut Erin Brady walks the runway during the evening gown competition of the Miss USA 2013 pageant. She wore a strapless gown with a spangled golden corset and long white train.
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Miss Connecticut Erin Brady walks onstage during the Miss USA 2013 pageant Sunday night. In the pageant's final minutes, she answered without hesitation a question about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold widespread DNA tests.
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Miss Connecticut USA Erin Brady poses onstage after Brady won the 2013 Miss USA pageant. "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," she said in answer to the question.
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Miss Utah Marissa Powell walks the runway during the introductions of the Miss USA 2013 pageant. Miss Utah stumbled in response to a question about income disparity, providing a rambling, halting answer included an invocation to "create education better."
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Miss Connecticut USA Erin Brady is congratulated by contestants after being crowned.
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Miss Massachusetts Sarah Kidd walks the runway during the swimsuit competition.
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Miss Illinois Stacie Juris walks onstage.
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Miss California Mabelynn Capelu.
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Miss Connecticut Erin Brady won the 2013 Miss USA pageant.
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From left, Donald Trump and recording artist and host Nick Jonas joke around onstage.
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Miss California Mabelynn Capeluj walks the runway during the swimsuit competition.
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Miss Colorado Amanda Wiley.
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Miss Utah Marissa Powell walks the runway.
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From left, Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, Donald Trump, recording artist and host Nick Jonas and television personality and host Giuliana Rancic.
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Miss Ohio Kristin Smith from Dayton.
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Winner Miss Connecticut Erin Brady walks the runway during the swimsuit competition.
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DJ Paul 'Pauly D' DelVecchio performs during the Miss USA 2013 pageant.
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From left, recording artists Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers perform onstage.
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Miss North Carolina Ashley Love-Mills walks onstage.
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ALABAMA: Mary Margaret McCord
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ALASKA: Melissa McKinney
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ARIZONA: Rachel Massie
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ARKANSAS: Hannah Billingsley
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CALIFORNIA: Mabelynn Capeluj
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COLORADO: Amanda Wiley
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CONNECTICUT: Erin Brady
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DELAWARE: Rachel Baiocco
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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Jessica Frith
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FLORIDA: Michelle Aguirre
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GEORGIA: Brittany Sharp
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HAWAII: Brianna Acosta
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IDAHO: Marissa Wickland
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ILLINOIS: Stacie Juris
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INDIANA: Emily Hart
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IOWA: Richelle Orr
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KANSAS: Staci Klinginsmith
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KENTUCKY: Allie Leggett
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LOUISIANA: Kristen Girault
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MAINE: Ali Clair
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MARYLAND: Kasey Staniszewski
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MASSACHUSETTS: Sarah Kidd
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MICHIGAN: Jaclyn Schultz
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MINNESOTA: Danielle Hooper
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MISSISSIPPI: Paromita Mitra
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MISSOURI: Ellie Holtman
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MONTANA: Kacie West
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NEBRASKA: Ellie Lorenzen
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NEVADA: Chelsea Caswell
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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Amber Faucher
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NEW JERSEY: Libell Duran
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NEW MEXICO: Kathleen Danzer
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NEW YORK: Joanne Nosuchinsky
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NORTH CAROLINA: Ashley Love-Mills
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NORTH DAKOTA: Stephanie Erickson
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OHIO: Kristin Smith
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OKLAHOMA: Makenzie Muse
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OREGON: Gabrielle Neilan
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PENNSYLVANIA: Jessica Billings
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RHODE ISLAND: Brittany Stenovitch
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SOUTH CAROLINA: Megan Pinckney
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SOUTH DAKOTA: Jessica Albers
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TENNESSEE: Brenna Mader
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TEXAS: Alexandria Nugent
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UTAH: Marissa Powell
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VERMONT: Sarah Westbrook
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VIRGINA: Shannon McAnally
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WASHINGTON: Cassandra Searles
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WEST VIRGINIA: Chelsea Welch
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WISCONSIN: Chrissy Zamora
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WYOMING: Courtney Gifford
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Miss Rhode Island USA 2012 Olivia Culpo was named Miss Universe, Dec. 20, 2012, in Las Vegas. The cellist studying at Boston University was the first American to win Miss Universe in 15 years. The Miss USA contest has been held annually since 1952. The winner goes on to represent the nation at the Miss Universe competition.
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