25-Year-Old Erin Brady Gets Crown, New York Apartment For One Year

LAS VEGAS (CBSNewYork/AP) — A 25-year-old contestant from Connecticut took home the crown at the Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

Erin Brady won the title at the Planet Hollywood hotel-casino after strutting in a white sparkly gown and answering a question about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding widespread DNA tests. Asked if she agreed with the decision, Brady said she did.

The Central Connecticut State University finance major could not contain her excitement at the prospect of telling her bosses at Prudential Financial she wouldn’t be coming in Monday.

Brady gets the crown and a New York apartment for one year.

She is expected to spend her title reign on a nationwide speaking tour and raising breast and ovarian cancer awareness, the organization’s official cause.

Brady will go on to represent the United States at the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow this winter.

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