Tonight a new Miss USA will be crowned LIVE from Baton Rouge, Louisiana on NBC at 8/7c. But what happens next? What does she receive? What does Miss USA do?
The Miss USA Prize Package Includes:
- Luxury accommodations in an apartment in NYC, including living expenses and a salary
- Gifts from the official sponsors
- Consultation with a professional wardrobe stylist and access to an appearance wardrobe
- A one-year scholarship from the New York Film Academy
- Professional skin and hair care services as well as fitness services throughout her reign
- Representation by the Miss Universe Organization and Rubenstein Public Relations
- Modeling Portfolio by leading fashion photographer, Fadil Berisha
- The chance to travel the world as a goodwill ambassador
- The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that opens professional doors that would not otherwise be accessible
After the new Miss USA is crowned she will attend a press conference, then fly from Baton Rouge to New York City where she will meet with the Miss Universe Organization family. She’ll move into her new apartment next to Central Park to live with her roommate, Gabriela Isler, Miss Universe 2013. Next, she’ll begin her media training and media training during her first week as Miss USA.
During her reign, Miss USA will work to raise awareness and funding for breast and ovarian cancer research with organizations that are champions in the fight against these diseases. Specifically, she will work with Bright Pink, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, and Gilda’s Club. In addition, she will work closely with Project Sunshine, Best Buddies, and provide support to the USO for our troops.
This year we will be saying goodbye to Miss USA 2013, Erin Brady, who became the first woman from Connecticut to capture the Miss USA title. A former number cruncher and financial accountant for Prudential Retirement, the 26-year-old East Hampton native graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a degree in Finance and a minor in Criminal Justice. Erin was raised in a tumultuous household where she witnessed alcohol and substance abuse, and has taken that experience to champion and advocate for children who have been exposed to similar situations. She became a role model for her two younger sisters, and made the decision to live on her own at age 17. Erin says this decision taught her to be independent, self-sufficient, and emotionally strong. As a very resourceful young woman, Erin paid her way through school by waitress and became the first person in her family to obtain a college degree. Erin is engaged, and had to postpone her wedding as it was originally set for the same date she competed in the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, Russia. As for their wedding day, Erin’s fiance said that he’d be “happier than the girl who wins the Miss USA 2014.”
From Bitter Glitter, Congrats on your achievements, Erin and best of luck in your future!