Meet the 2017 Contestants


Miss Atlantic County

Name:  Jacqueline Algarra

Age:  21

Hometown:  Marlton

School:  Holy Family University

Platform:  The National Eating Disorder Assocation

Talent:  Vocal


Miss Atlantic Shores

Name:  Natalie Ragazzo

Age:  21

Hometown:  Ocean City

School:  Belmont University

Platform:  Anxiety & Depression: End the Stigma

Talent:  Vocal


Miss Avalon

Name:  Julia Magill

Age:  20

Hometown:  West Deptford

School:  Rowan University

Platform:  Feeding Our Families

Talent:  Dance


Miss Bergen County Area

Name:  Celinda Ortega

Age: 22

Hometown:  Fair Lawn

School: Montclair State University

Platform: Girl Power! Redefining Beauty, Giving Hope & Goal Mapping

Talent:  Vocal


Miss Burlington County Area

Name:  Danielle Barger

Age:  22

Hometown:  Somers Point

School:  Stockton University

Platform:  The Ronald McDonald House of Southern NJ

Talent:  Dance – Tap


Miss Camden County Area

Name:   Alyssa Sullivan

Age:  21

Hometown:  Cape May

School:  Atlantic County Community College

Platform:  Peer Challenge Commit 2 Character

Talent:  Vocal


Miss Cape May County Area

Name:   Madison Kennelly

Age:  18

Hometown:  Tuckahoe

School:  York College

Platform:  Lend A Paw! The Power of Pet Therapy

Talent:  Dance-Tap


Miss Cape Resort

Name:   Marissa Sanders

Age:  20

Hometown:  Pitman

School:  Rowan College at Gloucester County

Platform:  R.E.A.D for Literacy

Talent:  Violin


Miss Cape Shores

Name:   Sandra Hilla

Age:  22

Hometown:  Williamstown

School:  Rowan University

Platform:  Heart and Hands for Our Heroes

Talent:  Dance


Miss Central Coast

Name:   Kyra Seeley

Age:  19

Hometown:  Middlesex

School:  Rutgers University

Platform:  Be the Change – Volunteer

Talent:  Dance-Irish


Miss Coastal Shores 

Name:   Krystle Tomlinson

Age:  20

Hometown:  Scotch Plains

School:  American Musical & Dramatic Academy

Platform:  A.P.P.L.A.U.S.E. – Inspiring Youth in the Arts

Talent:  Vocal


Miss Columbus Day

Name:   Olivia Michael

Age:  23

Hometown:  Bergenfield

School:  The College of New Jersey

Platform:  Arts for Everyone

Talent:  Piano


Miss Cumberland County

Name:  Sarah Pepitone

Age:  20

Hometown:  Millville

School:  Cumberland County College – Grad

Platform:  Preserve Our Earth

Talent:  Vocal w/ Sign Language


Miss Eastern Shore

Name:   Kaitlyn Schoeffel

Age:  23

Hometown:  Egg Harbor Township

School:  Montclair State University-Graduate

Platform:  Operation Empowerment

Talent:  Dance


Miss Essex County Area

Name:  Jessica Ervey

Age: 20

Hometown:  Andover

School:  Centenary University

Platform:  Hope Garden for Domestic Abuse

Talent:  Dance



Miss Gateway

Name:  Rachelle Legrand

Age:  21

Hometown:  Morganville

School:  Rutgers University

Platform:  “Start the Conversation-Eliminating Micro-aggressions”

Talent:  Vocal


Miss Gloucester County Area

Name:  Ashlyn Laveson

Age:  22

Hometown:  Ventnor

School:  New York University – Graduate

Platform:  Turn the Tables on Hunger

Talent:  Piano


Miss Monmouth County Area

Name:   Jessica Milne

Age:  23

Hometown:  New Milford

School:  Fairleigh Dickinson University

Platform:  LGBTeen Advocacy

Talent:  Vocal


Miss Northern Highlands

Name:   Disha Dass

Age:  22

Hometown:  New Milford

School:  Rutgers Graduate School of Education

Platform:  Love Will Win: Beyond Marriage Equality

Talent:  Piano


Miss Northern Lakes

Name:   Hannah Vendetta

Age:  19

Hometown:  Pitman

School:  Georgian Court University

Platform:  Save Your Lungs, Save Your Life

Talent:  Dance-Tap



Miss Ocean County Area

Name:   Olivia Suarez

Age:  23

Hometown:  Mullica Hill

School:  Widener University-Graduate

Platform:  Volunteering is Powerful

Talent:  Dance-Tap


Miss Ramapo Valley

Name:  Lauren Staub

Age:  23

Hometown:  Avon-By-the-Sea

School:  Montclair State University

Platform:  “It Starts with a Script”: Tackling the Opioid Epidemic

Talent:  Classical Vocal


Miss Salem County

Name:  Laura Frye

Age:  18

Hometown:  Woodstown

School:  Muhlenberg College

Platform:  Teenage Anxiety Disorder Awareness

Talent:  Vocal



Miss Seashore Line

Name:  Amanda Rae Ross

Age:  21

Hometown:  Galloway

School:  Stockton University

Platform:     Autism Acceptance:  Opening Minds through Neuro-Diversity

Talent: Dance


Miss South Jersey

Name:  Jaime Gialloreto

Age:  17

Hometown:  Woolwich Township

School:  Kingsway Regional High School

Platform:  Don’t Get Nutty: Food Allergy Awareness

Talent:  Dance


Miss South Shore

Name:  Madison Welsh

Age: 18

Hometown: Westville

School: Neumann College

Platform: S.P.I.N. – Share Positive Instead of Negative

Talent:  Tap Dance


Miss Stars & Stripes

Name:  Ashley Kulikowski

Age: 19

Hometown: Glassboro

School:  Rowan University

Platform:  Fearless Movement-Epilepsy Awareness

Talent:  Piano


Miss Tri-County

Name:  Jessica Indio

Age: 22

Hometown:  Hammonton

School:  Fashion Institute of Technology

Platform:  Dress for Success

Talent:  Jazz Dance




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