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OCEAN CITY, NJ (June 19, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Miss South Shore Jaime Gialloreto, (above), age 19, of Woolwich Township, was crowned Miss New Jersey 2018 on Saturday, June 16, the final night of the competition held at the Ocean City Music Pier.  She will represent the state of New Jersey during the Miss America pageant in September in Atlantic City.

The Miss New Jersey competition is an annual pageant held to select the representative for the state of New Jersey in the Miss America pageant. Two Miss New Jersey winners have gone on to hold the title of Miss America: Bette Cooper who won in 1937 and Suzette Charles who did not win, but took over the title for the last 7 weeks of Vanessa Williams reign in 1984. They also have one unofficial Miss America: Dorothy Hann. (source Wikipedia)

 Below are photos of all the contestants source: Miss New Jersey organization 

The Thursday Night Preliminary Winners: 

Lifestyle & Fitness in Swimsuit (tie) – Miss Coastal Shores, Natalie Ragazzo & Miss South Shore, Jaime Gialloreto

Preliminary Talent – Miss Seashore Line, Kyra Seeley

Children’s MiracleMaker Award Winner – Miss Eastern Shore, Madison Welsh

3rd Place Parade Winner – Miss Avalon, Lauren Staub

2nd Runner Up Community Service Award Recipient – Miss Avalon, Lauren Staub


Miss Atlantic County

Name:  Avery Wythe

Age:  20

Hometown:  Port Republic

School:  University of Notre Dame

Platform:  Show You C.A.R.E.

Talent:  Dance


Miss Atlantic Shores

Name:  Christa Steiner

Age: 19

Hometown:  Beach Haven

School:  Manhattan School of Music

Platform:  ART for smART

Talent:  Broadway Vocal


Miss Avalon

Name:  Lauren Staub

Age: 24

Hometown:  Avon

School:  Montclair State University – Graduate

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

Talent: Vocal


Miss Bergen County

Name: Disha Dass

Age:  23

Hometown:  New Milford

School:  Rutgers University-Master of Education Candidate

Platform:  “One Billion Rising”

Talent:  Piano


Miss Camden County

Name:  Sophia Vicari

Age: 21

Hometown: Magnolia

School: Fairleigh Dickinson University

Platform: The Princess Promise

Talent: Vocal


Miss Cape May County

Name:  Michelle Wanner

Age: 19

Hometown:  Sea Isle City

School:  St. Joseph’s University

Platform:  Puppies with Professions

Talent:  Dance


Miss Cape Shores

Name: Alyssa Sullivan

Age:  22

Hometown:  Cape May

School:  Rowan University

Platform:  Peer Challenge Commit 2 Character

Talent:  Vocal


Miss Central Coast

Name: Amanda Rae Ross

Age: 22

Hometown:  Egg Harbor

School:  Stockton University

Platform:  Autism Acceptance

Talent:  Dance


Miss Coastal Shores

Name:  Natalie Ragazzo

Age: 22

Hometown: Ocean City

School: Belmont University

Platform:  Anxiety and Depression:  Ending the Stigma

Talent:  Vocal


Miss Columbus Day

Name:  Julia Magill

Age:  21

Hometown:  West Deptford

School:  Rowan University

Platform:  Feeding our Families

Talent:  Lyrical Dance


Miss Cumberland County

Name:  Olivia Cruz

Age: 21

Hometown:  Vineland

School:  University of the Arts

Platform: Love Through Laces

Talent:  Dance


Miss Eastern Shore

Name: Madison Welsh

Age:  19

Hometown:  Westville

School:  Neumann University

Platform:  SPIN-Share Positive Instead of Negative

Talent:  Tap Dance



Miss Garden State

Name:  Jacqueline Algarra

Age:  23

Hometown: Marlton

School:  Holy Family University

Platform: The National Eating Disorder Association and Body Positivity

Talent: Vocal


Miss Gateway

Name:  Annelise Malgieri

Age:  21

Hometown:  Branchville

School:  William Paterson University

Platform:  No Mind Left Behind: A Mental Health Awareness Initiative

Talent:  Dance


Miss Gloucester County

Name:  Hannah Marie Vendetta

Age:  21

Hometown: Pitman

School:  Rowan University

Platform:  Save Your Lungs, Save Your Life

Talent:  Polynesian Dance


Miss Monmouth County

Name:  Jade Glab

Age:  18

Hometown:  Belmar

School:  Brookdale Community College

Platform:  Fit, Fun & Fabulous – Health Eating Habits

Talent:  Opera

 Miss North Jersey

Name: Ashley Terpak

Age:  19

Hometown:  Sparta

School:  County College of Morris

Platform:  Eating Disorder Awareness – Alex’s Story

Talent:  Dance


Miss North Jersey Meadows

Name:  Jessica Milne

Age: 24

Hometown: New Milford

School:  Fairleigh Dickinson University – Graduate

Platform: LGBTeen Advocacy

Talent: Vocal


Miss Northern Highlands

Name:  Katrina Biss

Age:  23

Hometown:  Pompton Lakes

School:  William Paterson – Grad School

Platform:  Erase the Stigma-Substance Abuse Awareness, Recovery & Prevention

Talent:  Vocal


Miss Northern Lakes

Name:  Jessica Ervey

Age:  21

Hometown:  Andover

School:  Centenary University

Platform:  Hope Garden for Domestic Abuse

Talent:  Jazz Dance


Miss Ocean County

Name:  Alexandra DeForge

Age: 19

Hometown:  Brick

School:  Wagner College

Platform: Minding Your Health-Striking Down the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

Talent: Vocal


Miss Ramapo Valley

Name:  Ria Gulati

Age:  22

Hometown:  Fair Lawn

School:  Rutgers University – Graduate

Platform:  “Use Your Life” – Discovering Your Best Self Through  Volunteerism

Talent:  Hindi Jazz Vocal


Miss Seashore Line

Name:  Kyra Seeley

Age:  21

Hometown: Middlesex

School: Rutgers University

Platform:  Shining A Light On Mental Health

Talent:  Irish Step Dance


Miss South Jersey

Name:  Jessica Indio

Age:  23

Hometown:  Hammonton

School:  Fashion Institute of Technology

Platform:  The Wealth in Health:  The Payoff in Healthy Living

Talent:  Dance


Miss South Shore

Name:  Jaime Gialloreto

Age: 18

Hometown: Woolwich Township

School: Loyola University

Platform: Don’t Get Nutty: Food Allergy Awareness

Talent: Dance


Miss Stars & Stripes

Name:  Marielle Marlys

Age: 20

Hometown:  Wall

School:  New York University

Platform:  Be Smart, Don’t Start

Talent: Piano


Miss Tri-County

Name:  Justine Murray

Age:  19

Hometown:  Denville

School:  Syracuse University

Platform: Ready, Set, Vote

Talent:  Vocal


Miss Veterans Day

Name:  Amanda Peacock

Age: 18

Hometown:  Williamstown

School:  Montclair University

Platform:  Distracted Driving Awareness:  Just Drive #ItCanWait

Talent:  Vocal