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

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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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