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Monday, June 17, 2013

Miss USA 2013 Is...SURPRISE!

Erin Brady of Connecticut was crowned Miss USA 2013 by the outgoing Miss USA 2012, Nana Meriwether


Miss Universe 2013 will be held at the Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russia on November 9 as announced by Mr. Donald Trump, owner Miss Universe Organization and the reigning Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo at the culmination of Miss USA 2013. 

Las Vegas, Nevada - 25 year-old Erin Brady from East Hampton, Connecticut was crowned as the new Miss USA 2013 at a glittering event held at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday, June 16. It was Connecticut's first title in the history of Miss USA. She beats 50 other contestants including the District of Columbia to win the title and earned the right to represent the United States at the Miss Universe 2013 at Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russia on November 9 as announced by Mr. Donald Trump, owner of Miss Universe Organization and the reigning Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo right before the announcement of winners and the culmination of the event and thus, the biggest surprise of the night. She nailed the competition when she answered a question if she agrees with the Supreme Court decision for criminal offenders to undergo DNA profiling which she readily conceded to seek out truth and justice. The 1st runner up went to Alabama, Mary Margaret McCord, 2nd runner up is Illinois, Stacie Juris, 3rd runner up is Utah, Marissa Powell, 4th runner up is Texas, Ali Nugent and 5th runner up went to South Carolina, Megan Pinckney. Miss Photogenic goes to Utah, Marissa Powell and Miss Congeniality goes to Oregon, Gabrielle Neilan. The celebrity judges include Bob Harper, Betsey Johnson, NeNe Leakes, Wendie Malick, Jessica Robertson, Larry Fitzgerald, Nikki Bella, Mo Rocca and Christina Milian. Earlier, a surprise has been announced to allow netizens and pageant fanatics to vote via Twitter among the Top 10 contestant they wanted to advance to the final round answering the final question giving her a shot for the crown of Miss USA 2013. It will only be the second time in 40 years that a European country will host the prestigious event since Greece hosted Miss Universe in 1973. 

Miss USA 2013 – Erin Brady – Connecticut

1st runner-up - Mary Margaret McCord – Alabama

2nd runner-up – Stacie Juris – Illinois

3rd runner-up – Marissa Powell – Utah

4th runner-up – Ali Nugent – Texas (chosen by popular votes via Twitter)

5th runner-up - Megan Pinckney - South Carolina

Top 10 Semifinalists 

Louisiana – Kristen Girault

Nevada – Chelsea Caswell

North Carolina – Ashley Love-Mills

Ohio – Kristin Smith

Top 16 Quarter-finalists

California - Mabelynn Capeluj

Maryland - Kasey Staniszewski

Massachusetts - Sarah Kidd

Pennsylvania - Jessica Billings

West Virginia - Chelsea Welch

Special Awards:

Congeniality – Gabrielle Neilan, Oregon

Photogenic – Marissa Powell, Utah


Bob Harper - Health and Fitness Expert, Author and Star on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”

Betsey Johnson - Legendary Fashion Designer and Star of Style Network’s “XOX Betsey Johnson”

NeNe Leakes - Actress “Glee,” Bravo star of “Real Housewives Atlanta” and “I Dream of NeNe”

Wendie Malick - Actress, Star of TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland”

Jessica Robertson - Reality TV Personality on A&E’s “Duck Dynasty”

Larry Fitzgerald - MVP Wide Receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, Seven-time Pro Bowl Selection

Nikki Bella - Former WWE® Diva Champion and TV Personality on E!’s “Total Divas”

Mo Rocca - Correspondent, “Sunday Morning” with Charles Osgood, Host of Cooking Channel’s“My Grandmother’s Ravioli”

Christina Milian - American Actress, Singer-songwriter, Social Media Correspondent on NBC’s “The Voice”


Nick Jonas – singer, songwriter and band member, Jonas Brothers

Giuliana Rancic – co-anchor of E! News 

Color Commentator: 

Jeannie Mai – Style Network’s “How Do I Look?” 


Jonas Brothers 
Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio

CORRECTION: Cyprus, which hosted the Miss Universe 2000 is strictly speaking a part of the continent of Asia geographically. Cyprus is geographically part of Asia. It is a part of the Adiam Continental plate. Even geologist can attest to that. The sediments, fossils and soil of Cyprus is like that of Israel, Turkey and Lebanon. AND, kindly refer to United Nations continental zoning. Cyprus is European by culture since it is closely associated with Greece and Turkey. And the Cypriot government associates with EU since it is a richer continent compared to Asia. It is only a part of Europe by culture and by its membership to European Union. Thus, Miss Universe 2013 will be only the second time Europe hosted the prestigious pageant after 40 years since Athens in Greece hosted the pageant in 1973, the first European country to host Miss Universe. 

Photo Courtesy Of:  

www.missusa.com, Official Miss USA Facebook Page