Miss Connecticut returns home after making top 10

Miss Connecticut returned to Bridgeport Sunday after competing in the Miss USA pageant, where she made the top 10.

Miss Connecticut returns home after making top 10

Miss Connecticut returns home after making top 10 (6/12/16)

BRIDGEPORT - Miss Connecticut is back in Bridgeport  after competing in the Miss USA pageant, where she made it to the top 10.

Tiffany Teixeira, 25, is the third Miss Connecticut to make the top 10, and as a first-generation American, says she feels like she's achieved the American dream.

Teixeira graduated from Central Magnet High School, then attended Quinnipiac University. Currently, she works nights as a nurse in the surgical trauma intensive care unit at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Teixeira returns to work on Tuesday, but says she really enjoyed the entertainment aspect of the pageant in Las Vegas. She says in the future, she'd love to merge that with her love of medicine and science for some kind of project.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Surveillance video from a nearby store captured Terryanne 1 Video captures woman being hit by truck in Stamford
The collision happened on the 2000 block of 2 Bridgeport man struck by 2 cars
This week's Hometown Hero is a Darien woman 3 Hometown Hero: Lisa Koorbusch
New Canaan police say a person cleaning the 4 Police checking if mortar shell found in home is live explosive
Police say they arrested 56-year-old Evaristo Castro during 5 Police find gun, drugs, cash after traffic stop in Stratford

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE