Gloucester County woman crowned Miss New Jersey

Katharyn Nicolle of Wenonah won the title of Miss New jersey Saturday night at the Ocean City Music Pier, beating out 22 other contestants.

June 20, 2011 5:54:42 AM PDT
A Gloucester County woman has been crowned Miss New Jersey.

Katharyn Nicolle of Wenonah won the title Saturday night at the Ocean City Music Pier, beating out 22 other contestants. The first runner-up was 23-year-old Roopali Pendse of Morris Plains.

The 20-year-old Nicolle, who attends Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., is an environmental enthusiast whose service platform will be "Reading for the Right Reason." She won a $10,000 scholarship and will compete in the Miss America Pageant, which will be held in Las Vegas in January.

Nicolle, who performed a ballet routine in the talent competition, succeeds last year's winner, Ashleigh Udalovas of Millville.