Erin Brady Crowned 2013 Miss USA

Posted Monday June 17, 2013 7:35 AM GMT

Beauty pageants are always a blast, and over the weekend the 2013 Miss USA organization crowned a new queen.

Miss Connecticut Erin Brady pulled ahead of the pack to score the crown, while Miss Alabama Mary Margaret McCord came in as first runner-up.

Brady received the honor from Nana Meriwether, who took over when Olivia Culpo nabbed the Miss Universe title.

Judging the competition were stars like Nene Leakes and Christina Milian, while Giuliana Rancic and Nick Jonas handled the hosting duties.

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