12 Beauty Queens Working In Finance

Miss connecticut usa pageant erin bradyREUTERS/Steve MarcusMiss Connecticut Erin Brady reacts as she is crowned by Miss USA 2012 Nana Meriwether during the Miss USA pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada June 16, 2013.

This weekend, Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady will crown her successor at the widely-viewed beauty pageant owned by billionaire Donald Trump.

Before becoming Miss USA, Brady worked an accountant. She told us last year that working as an accountant helped her prepare for the pageant.

While some might consider pageants to be superficial, they actually help teach poise and confidence. They also help tremendously when it comes to interviewing.

What’s more is being a titleholder like Miss USA is a job. It requires a lot of work.

In honour of the upcoming event, we decided to do a little research and look up former pageant titleholders who work or have worked in financial services. We were able to find a handful of them.

If we’re missing any names of titleholders in the finance industry, feel free to send an email to [email protected]

Investment banker Kerrie Baylis represented Jamaica at the 2013 Miss Universe pageant.

Pageant Title: Miss Universe Jamaica 2013

Finance Career: Baylis is an investment banker and portfolio advisor with BCW Capital.

Education: University of Surrey

Sources: LinkedIn, MissUniverse.com

Miss Singapore 2009 Rachel Kum worked as a commodities trader at a hedge fund.

Pageant Title: Miss Universe Singapore 2009

Finance Career: She apparently worked as a commodities trader at a hedge fund. She now runs her namesake cosmetics company.

Education: University of Western Australia

Source: LinkedIn

Miss New York 2009 Tracey Chang worked as an i-banking analyst before moving into broadcast television.

Pageant Title: Miss New York USA 2009

Finance Career: She's currently a broadcast journalist for CCTV. Before that, she was at CNBC. Prior to that, she worked at Societe Generale, BMO Capital Markets and Lehman Brothers.

Education: DePauw University (economics major) and Columbia University (MBA)

Source: LinkedIn

Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady worked an an accountant before she was crowned.

Pageant Title: Miss USA 2013 (Miss Connecticut USA)

Finance Career: She was a Senior Accountant with Prudential Financial before becoming Miss USA. She said working as an accountant helped prepare her for pageants.

Education: Central Connecticut State University

Miss Washington 2013 Cassandra Searles has worked at many banks in her state.

Pageant Title: Miss Washington USA 2013

Finance Career: She's currently a banker assistant at First Citizens Bank in Seattle, Washington. Before that, she worked for Umpqua Bank and Sterling Bank before it merged with Umpqua.

Education: University of Washington

Source: LinkedIn

Katie McClure, who was Miss Earth Canada 2005, works at RBC.

Pageant Title: Miss Earth Canada 2005

Finance Career: McClure works in business analytics and reporting at Royal Bank of Canada in Toronto.

Education: York University

Source: LinkedIn

Miss Nebraska 2001 Sue Drakeford works with small businesses for BB&T.

Pageant Title: Miss Nebraska USA 2001

Finance Career: Drakeford is currently a small business specialist team leader at BB&T. She previously worked at Morrill & James Bank, US Bank and First National Bank of Omaha.

Education: Bellevue University

Source: LinkedIn

Miss America Organisation alum Jennifer D'Ambrosio is a recruiter for Bank of America.

Pageant Title: Miss Rhode Island 2001 (Miss America Organisation)

Finance Career: She's a recruiter for Bank of America based in Florida.

Education: Providence College and Salve Regina University (MBA)

Source: LinkedIn

Miss Switzerland 1st runner-up Xenia Tchoumicheva interned at JPMorgan and a hedge fund.

Pageant Title: First runner-up Miss Switzerland 2006

Finance Career: She was a summer intern at JPMorgan in London working in sales and trading in 2011. She previously interned at Merrill Lynch and the London hedge fund Duet Group, according to her web site.

Education: She holds a university degree in Science of Economics

Source: XeniaOnline

Financial advisor Hannah Porter was Miss Colorado and competed at Miss America.

Pageant Title: Miss Colorado 2012 (Miss America Organisation)

Finance Career: She's currently a Financial Advisor with The RHY Group at Robert W. Baird & Co.

Education: University of Northern Colorado

Source: LinkedIn

Shana Sissel, who held pageant titles in Rhode Island, is a research analyst and a CAIA charterholder.

Pageant Title(s): Miss Rhode Island Teen America, Miss Rhode Island Galaxy and top 10 in the Miss Rhode Island USA pageant.

Finance Career: She's a research analyst at Fidelity Investments in Boston. Before that, she worked at Mercer Investment Management, Peak Financial Management and Russell Investments. She's also a CAIA Charterholder -- Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.

Education: Bentley College

Source: LinkedIn

**BONUS** Bloomberg TV anchor Trish Regan was Miss New Hampshire.

Pageant Title: Miss New Hampshire 1993

Finance Career: She's the host of Bloomberg TV's 'Street Smart.' She's been reporting about economics and finance for years.

Education: Columbia University

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