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

(1987-11-05) November 5, 1987 (age 34)
EducationCentral Connecticut State University
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Tony Capasso
(m. 2014; div. 2016)

Antonio Colagiovanni
(m. 2020)
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss Connecticut USA 2013
Miss USA 2013
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 US 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

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

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.

Erin Brady at the Miss Universe 2013 Night Out Party
Erin Brady at the Miss Universe 2013 Night Out Party

Miss Universe 2013

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

Erin Brady, at 2013 WNBA All-Star game
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]

In August 2013, she was inducted in the New York City's Ride of Fame.[4]

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.[5] In accordance with the Miss USA rules, Brady and Capasso had to wait until Brady had completed her year as the titleholder. In 2020, Brady married Nick Colagiovanni. Her cousins are Marc and Dean.[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. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. 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". 16 June 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-12.
  4. ^ "Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady Talks Celebrity Crush, Being A Role Model, And More After Being Inducted Into Ride Of Fame". International Business Times. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
  5. ^ "5 Things About Miss USA Erin Brady - ABC News". 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2014-01-12.
  6. ^ "Erin Brady". Instagram. 2020-08-01. Archived from the original on 2021-12-24. Retrieved 2020-10-12.
Awards and achievements Preceded by Nana Meriwether Miss USA 2013 Succeeded by Nia Sanchez Preceded byMarie-Lynn Piscitelli Miss Connecticut USA 2013 Succeeded byDesirée Pérez Preceded byThe Mowgli's Ride of Fame 2013 Succeeded byMariano Rivera