She was crowned by the outgoing titleholder Nana Meriwhether (last year's first runner-up who succeeded Olivia Culpo after the latter won the Miss Universe title). An inch closest to the crown was Mary Margaret McCord of Gadsden Alabama who earned the spot as first runner-up. Completing the top six finalists were the Misses from Illinois, Utah, South Carolina & Texas.
Brady who stands at 5'8'' works as a financial accountant and earned her Bachelors Degree in Finance and a minor in Criminal Justice at the Central Connecticut State University. She will banner the American sash in the 62nd edition of Miss Universe on November 9, 2013 (Saturday) which will be held at Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russia.