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News 8 sits down with the Miss America runner up, Miss Connecticut Bridget Oei


Miss Connecticut Bridget Oei won first runner up at the Miss America competition.

This is the first time Miss Connecticut has made it to the Miss America top 5 since 1936.

Some of Oei’s accomplishments range from being a world ranked Irish step dancer, to helping create an important advancement in the pacemaker.

She is a UCONN graduate who serves as an advocate for women in STEM, and acts as goodwill ambassador for Connecticut Children’s  Medical Center.

For more on Oei’s goals, watch the interview above.

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