There are 30 contestants in the running to replace Lindsey Giannini, Miss New Jersey 2015.
30 women are vying for the prestigious title of Miss New Jersey 2016. Who will take home the crown on Saturday night and be in the running for Miss America? Here are 10 of the contestants, and you can see all of them at NJ.com and catch the annual Miss New Jersey Parade Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Boardwalk. The talent and swimsuit competitions will take place Thursday and Friday. The winner will replace the outgoing Miss New Jersey, Lindsey Giannini, and will compete in the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City in September.
Alyssa Sullivan, 19, is an Atlantic Cape Community College student from Cape May who supports Peer Challenge Commit 2 Character. Her talent is vocal. She holds the 2016 title of Miss Atlantic Shores.
Brenna Weick, 22, is a High Point University graduate from Mantua who supports A World of Difference – Navigating the Cyber Sphere. Her talent is vocal. She holds the 2016 title of Miss Seashore Line.
Emily Williamson, 18, is a Paul VI High School from Washington Township who supports Healthy Lifestyle, Happy You. Her talent is comedic reading. She holds the 2016 title of Miss Gloucester County.
Jessica Indio, 22, is a Fashion Institute of Technology student from Hammonton who supports Dress for Success. Her talent is dance. She holds the 2016 title of Miss Ramapo Valley.
Jessica Milne, 22, is a Fairleigh Dickinson University student from New Milford who supports LGBTeen Advocacy. Her talent is vocal. She holds the 2016 title of Miss Bergen County.
Krystle Tomlinson, 19, is an American Musical & Dramatic Academy student from Scotch Plains who supports A.P.P.L.A.U.S.E. – Inspiring Youth in the Arts. Her talent is vocal. She holds the 2016 title of Miss Stars and Stripes.
Myra McCann, 23, is a Saint Joseph’s University graduate from Ocean City who supports Making a Special Difference. Her talent is Irish Dance. She holds the 2016 title of Miss Eastern Shore.
Olivia Suarez, 22, is a Widener University from Mantua who supports Volunteering is Powerful. Her talent is dance. She holds the title of Miss Northern Lakes 2016.
Olivia Cruz, 19, is a University of the Arts student from Vineland who supports Love Through Laces. Her talent is dance. She holds the Miss Cumberland County 2016 title.
Sandra Hill, 21, is a Rowan University student from Williamstown who supports Hears and Hands for Our Heroes. Her talent is dance. She holds the Miss Gateway 2016 title.