Her "special talent" is cooking. She loves to bowl. And now, she's trending on Twitter.
Erin Brady, 25, is from East Hampton, Conn. She works as a financial accountant and earned a finance degree at Central Connecticut State University, where she minored in criminal justice. Brady, who struggled with alcoholism in her family, has said she intends to become an advocate for children of addicts.
Miss Alabama USA was first runner-up in the field of 51 Miss USA contestants tonight, a group that became progressively smaller over the two-hour contest, pageant pros strutting their stuff and answering questions about privacy concerns, treason, swimsuits and packing during the Las Vegas pageant.
Libell Duran, Miss New Jersey USA, did not make the top-15 cut determined by preliminary judges this past week in Las Vegas, the final competitors announced near the start of the show.
But Duran wasn't the only Jersey connection to be had at Miss USA. There was "Jersey Shore" alumnus Pauly D, the pageant's celebrity DJ, and co-host Nick Jonas, who hails from Wyckoff and performed with the Jonas Brothers as part of the show, while contestants showed off their bathing suits. His hosting partner was E! personality Giuliana Rancic.