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Miss Connecticut Falls Short As First Runner Up In Miss America Competition

Oei represents the Connecticut Fund for the Environment Save The Sound. Photo Credit: Bridget Oei FACEBOOK
Bridget Oei of Hebron, Miss Connecticut, will compete for the Miss America crown Sunday. Photo Credit: Miss Connecticut Bridget Oei Faceook

Miss Connecticut Bridget Oei fell short by to Miss New York in Sunday night's Miss America competition

The 22-year-old Irish step dancer from Hebron -- named among the eight contestants to watch by Cosmopolitan -- was first runner up in the 2019 contest. Miss New York Nia Franklin was crowned Miss America.

Oei is ranked the fifth best Irish dancer in the world and graduated from UConn with a degree in environmental chemistry.

This was the first year that the contest at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall that took place without a swimsuit competition.

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