LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP/WVOC) - Miss South Carolina USA was one of the finalists in Sunday night's Miss USA beauty pageant in Las Vegas.
22-year-old Megan Pinckney finished as the fifth runner-up to the winner, 25-year-old Erin Brady from Connecticut.
Pinckney, a native of Charleston and a student at the University of South Carolina, was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen USA in 2010.
She is a legislative aide to Richland County State Representative Todd Rutherford.
She talked during the pageant about the joy of distributing gifts to children last Christmas, but struggled when asked if treason is a reasonable charge for someone who reveals national secrets.
She answered that she does not feel it is.
(Photo courtesy Miss USA pageant)