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Some Awkward Moments From Miss USA History

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All photos via Getty
All photos via Getty

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Erin Brady was named Miss USA at the annual Miss USA 2013 pageant this week. Mazel! Now the hard work begins. Yes, there's more to being Miss USA than wearing a sash and being nice to Donald Trump. The title holder is required to make many public appearances throughout the year—some of which are perfectly dignified, some of which are less so.

Take the example above, for instance, where Miss USA 2020 Kristen Dalton participates in Project Sunshine's 'Star For A Day' program at Beth Israel Medical Center. Great cause, awkward moment for tiara and sash. After the jump, some of the more awkward moments in Miss USA photo op history. And may the force be with you, Erin Brady.

Miss USA 2012 contestants Miss Tennessee Jessica Hibler and Miss Utah Kendyl Bell compete in the Miss USA 2012 Wedge Run. File under things that stop being cute after age 14.

Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella at the New York Stock Exchange—aka, how to not fit it on Wall Street.

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Someone's idea of a cute Christmas card. Miss USA 2005 Chelsea Cooley, Miss Universe Natalie Glebova and Miss Teen USA Allie LaForce dress up as a cross between a slutty Mrs. Clause and Smurfette for a skating session at Wollman rink in Central Park.

Sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer and 2004 Miss USA Shandi Finnessey share a hug. Note that it is one of the requirements of the Miss USA title that the tiara-holder stay single throughout her reign.

Welp, you live in New York long enough, this is bound to happen.

Raquel Beezly does her best sexy Lady Liberty.

Here's Miss USA Amy Holbrook representing the country in an Indian headdress—an ill-advised costume, even by 2004 standards.
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