Erin Brady

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Erin Brady
Erin Brady 2014.jpg
Erin Brady as Miss USA
Erin Joyce Brady

(1987-11-05) November 5, 1987 (age 31)
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
TitleMiss Connecticut USA 2013
Miss USA 2013
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorGreen
Miss Connecticut USA 2012
(1st Runner-Up)
Miss Connecticut USA 2013
Miss USA 2013
Miss Universe 2013
(Top 10)

Erin Joyce Brady (born November 5, 1987) is an American television host, model and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss USA 2013.[1] She then represented the USA at Miss Universe 2013 in Moscow, Russia, on November 9, where she placed in the Top 10. Brady is the first woman from the state of Connecticut ever to be crowned Miss USA.


Miss Connecticut USA 2013[edit]

Brady was crowned Miss Connecticut USA 2013. This was her second attempt at the state title, having placed 1st runner-up the previous year.

Miss USA 2013[edit]

Brady competed in the Miss USA 2013 competition on June 16, 2013, representing the state of Connecticut. She was crowned the new Miss USA by the outgoing titleholder Nana Meriwether, Miss USA 2012. Brady became the first delegate from the state of Connecticut to be crowned Miss USA.

Miss Universe 2013[edit]

Erin represented the United States at the 62nd annual Miss Universe competition on November 9, 2013, vying to succeed outgoing titleholder Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo of the U.S. She eventually placed in the top 10 exactly at 6th place.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Erin Brady, at 2013 WNBA All-Star game

Brady graduated from Portland High School in 2005, then went on to graduate from Central Connecticut State University in 2010 with a degree in finance and a minor in criminal justice. In 2014, she gave the address at CCSU's undergraduate commencement. She is a financial accountant for Prudential Retirement in Hartford, Connecticut.

She has helped with the Ferrari and Friends Concorso, which works closely with the Children's Medical Hospital and the "Make-A-Wish Foundation"; Susan G. Komen, Walk for The Cure and Habitat for Humanity as her charities of choice. It is her goal to be an advocate for children of alcohol addicts, a decision influenced by her own childhood.[3]

Brady married Tony Capasso on December 13, 2014. The couple were scheduled to marry on November 9, 2013, the same day she competed in the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow.[4] In accordance with the Miss USA rules, Brady and Capasso had to wait until Brady had completed her year as the titleholder. Brady and Capasso have since divorced.[5] Brady's ancestry includes Armenian, Polish, German, and Irish roots.[6]


  1. ^ Sorich, Sonya (June 16, 2013). "Miss USA 2013 results: Miss Connecticut Erin Brady is winner, Miss Alabama Mary Margaret McCord is first runner-up". Ledger Enquirer. Columbus, GA. Retrieved 2014-01-12.
  2. ^ "Miss Universe 2013 Finale Top 10: Miss Philippines Ariella, Miss USA Erin Brady, Miss India Manasi Moghe - Entertainment & Stars". 2013-11-10. Archived from the original on 2013-11-13. Retrieved 2014-01-12.
  3. ^ "2013 Miss USA Erin Brady swimwear photos". Retrieved 2014-01-12.
  4. ^ "5 Things About Miss USA Erin Brady - ABC News". 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2014-01-12.
  5. ^
  6. ^ "10 Things That You Didn't Know About Erin Brady". YouTube. 2013-09-05. Retrieved 2014-01-12.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Maryland Nana Meriwether
Miss USA
Succeeded by
Nevada Nia Sanchez
Preceded by
Marie-Lynn Piscitelli
Miss Connecticut USA
Succeeded by
Desirée Pérez
Preceded by
The Mowgli's
Ride of Fame[1]
Succeeded by
Mariano Rivera