ATLANTIC CITY – Two local teenager competed in the preliminaries of the Miss New Jersey’s Outstanding Teen 2019 competition.
Gabriela Collins of Woolwich, Miss South Jersey’s Outstanding Teen, will compete promoting her celebrating differences platform and showing off her lyrical dance talent. Gabrielle Allen of Mickleton, Miss Gloucester County’s Outstanding Teen, will promote her platform of Don’t Diss the Ability-Inclusion and Awareness will show off her vocal talent.
The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Program (MAOTeen) and a little sister to the Miss America Organization, which is based out of Atlantic City, was organized to promote scholastic achievement, creative accomplishments, healthy living, and community involvement for America’s teens. It is a scholarship-based program offering teens the opportunity to be awarded scholarship money for college.
This year’s state pageant was held on Jan. 26 at Clayton High. At the time of this printing, results were not available. Twenty of the most talented, intelligent, and community-minded young women competed for the title of Miss New Jersey’s Outstanding Teen.
Each contestant already won a local title and was representing that title at the state pageant. The new Miss New Jersey’s Outstanding Teen will be competing in Orlando, Florida this summer for the title of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen.
In January 2018, Alaina Marie Murphy of Carney’s Point was crowned Miss New Jersey’s Outstanding Teen 2018.