On Sunday, Erin Brady, whom many know better as Miss Connecticut, was crowned Miss USA 2013. Now that she got her crown, the 25-year-old beauty promises to spend the next year raising awareness of breast and ovarian cancer.
While carrying out this humanitarian work, Miss USA 2013 will live in a New York apartment that she got together with her crown.
What's interesting is that Erin Brady did not choose this charity mission on her own, The Inquisitr reports.
On the contrary, the beauty pageant's main cause is helping women better understand and cope with these two types of cancers.
Otherwise put, raising awareness of breast and ovarian cancer is part of Miss USA's “job description.”
Erin Brady has a degree in Finance and a minor in Criminal Justice, her profile on Miss USA says.
As a child, she lived in a home influenced by alcohol and substance abuse. That's why she now wants to dedicate her life to helping children forced to grow up in such abusive environments.
“Erin was raised in a home heavily influenced by alcohol and substance abuse and she sadly remembers the lack of support and places to turn to for the children of addicts, such as her.”
“She has since learned that more than half of adult addicts are children of alcoholics. It is her goal to help break the cycle of addiction as she plans to be an advocate for children of alcohol and substance abuse,” her profile details.
This year's Miss USA beauty pageant was held in Las Vegas, at the Planet Hollywood hotel and casino.