Monday, June 17, 2013
OMG! --Erin Brady Miss Connecticut USA gets crowned Miss USA 2013 by Nana Meriwether Miss USA 2012--PH Live Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Las Vegas
Last night were the Finals of the 62nd annual Miss USA pageant. The winner was the beautiful 25-year-old 5' 8" tall Erin Brady "Miss Connecticut USA". She beat out 50 other lovely women representing all the United States plus the District of Columbia for the coveted title. Erin is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University with a degree in Finance and a minor in Criminal Justice and according to her Miss USA bio, she would like to pursue an MBA in the near future.
Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady
Also, according to her bio, she is a Financial Accountant, well up until last night. Now, she will spend a year traveling around the country as Miss USA 2013, and calling a NYC apartment home. She will also represent USA in the 2013 Miss Universe pageant, which announced last night--will take place in November in Moscow Russia.
Ab Fab: Miss Connecticut USA Erin Brady, during last night's Miss USA 2013 Swimsuit Competition
The new Miss USA, Erin Brady reminds me slightly of ...
Dayana Mendoza Miss Universe 2008--In addition, a fellow pageant aficionado and friend of mine also pointed out how the new Miss USA looks a lot like the current Miss Venezuela Earth 2012 Alyz Henrich
Here's Miss Utah USA's Final Question Moment:
Now, let's discuss The Evening Gowns:
Mirrored Paillette Girls: (left to right) Irene Esser Miss Venezuela 2011 in iridescent silver lame gown with silver and mirrored paillette accents; Miss Falcon 2012 in the Miss Venezuela 2012 pageant, wearing a canary yellow Gionni Straccia gown with--you guessed it--mirrored paillette torso detail
Marelisa Gibson Miss Venezuela 2009--in raspberry-colored Gionni Straccia gown with silver and mirrored paillettes
It has become his signature and in my estimation, nobody does it better.
NV Nick Verreos dresses (above photo).
"Drag Queen Evening Gown Award" for wearing this same gown for the Preliminaries. I am so happy that she wore this dress for the Finals last night. And yes, kids, it has a sequined hot-pant leotard underneath all that fan-pleated chiffon. A Figure Skating Costume Designer is jumping up and down with joy right about now! You Go Ashley!