Alicia Luciano
Alicia Luciano

1983 (age 40–41)
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss New Jersey 2002
Miss America 2003

Alicia Luciano (born 1983) held the title of Miss New Jersey 2002 and competed in the Miss America 2003 Pageant held on September 21, 2002, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Miss New Jersey

She won the Miss New Jersey title as Miss Tri-County. It was her first try for the title. At the time of Miss America, she was a 19-year-old student at Wagner College studying Arts Administration. Her platform was breast cancer awareness, which she chose because her grandmother died from the disease. Her talent was lyrical dance. She was a dance instructor, assistant choreographer, and accounting assistant at the time of her reign.[1] At the Miss America 2003 pageant, she won the Preliminary Presence and Poise in Evening Wear Award and the Overall Elegance and Lifestyle Award.[2] A bit of controversy occurred when she was asked if she thought that the show The Sopranos was a disservice to the state of New Jersey during the preliminary competition of the Miss America 2003 pageant. Critics thought that it was in bad taste due to her Italian heritage.[3]

Life after Miss New Jersey

She was a member of the Radio City Rockettes.[4] She was fourth runner-up to Miss New Jersey USA 2007, though the original winner eventually resigned.[5] She was a judge for the Miss New Jersey 2010 pageant.[6]


  1. ^ "Miss New Jersey 2002". Miss America Organization. Archived from the original on 2011-06-15. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
  2. ^ "The Miss America Competition 2002 Scholarship Winners". Miss America Organization. Archived from the original on 2010-09-29. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
  3. ^ Reid, Beverly M. (September 26, 2002). "Pageant's 'Sopranos' question irks activists". Retrieved September 23, 2010.
  4. ^ Dominus, Susan (November 20, 2005). "The Sweat-Soaked Life of a Glamorous Rockette". New York Times. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
  5. ^ "2007 Pageant Pics". Miss New Jersey USA/Teen USA Pageants. Archived from the original on July 3, 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
  6. ^ "The Miss New Jersey Photo Gallery". Miss New Jersey Organization. Archived from the original on 2010-06-24. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
Preceded byJulie Barber Miss New Jersey 2002 Succeeded byJennifer Farrell