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's reign in 1984. They also have one unofficial Miss America: Dorothy Hann (1932).

In the fall of 2018, the Miss America Organization terminated the Miss New Jersey organization's license as well as licenses from Florida, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and West Virginia.[1][2] On December 26, 2018; MAO reinstated the license for the Miss New Jersey organization for one year, contingent on leadership changes and the recruitment of new sponsors and board members.[3]

Alyssa Sullivan of Cape May Court House was crowned Miss New Jersey 2021 on June 19, 2021 at the Superstar Theater in the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She will compete for the title of Miss America 2022 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut in December 2021.

Gallery of past titleholders

Results summary

The following is a visual summary of the past results of Miss New Jersey titleholders at the national Miss America pageants/competitions. The year in parentheses indicates the year of the national competition during which a placement and/or award was garnered, not the year attached to the contestant's state title.

Placements

Awards

Preliminary awards

Non-finalist awards

Other awards

* Served as Miss America 1984 for seven weeks after the resignation of Vanessa Williams

Winners

Year Name Hometown Age Local Title Miss America Talent Placement at Miss America Special scholarships at Miss America Notes
2021 Alyssa Marie Sullivan[4] Cape May Court House 25 Miss Seashore Line Vocal Jean Bartel Social Impact Initiative 2nd runner-up Previously Miss New Jersey's Outstanding Teen 2013[5]
2019–20[a] Jade Glab[7] Belmar 19 Miss Central Jersey Beaches Classical Vocal, “O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi Top 15[8] Preliminary On Stage Interview Award[9]
2018 Jaime Gialloreto[10] Woolwich Township 18 Miss South Shore Contemporary Jazz Dance, "Natural Woman" Quality of Life Award Finalist[11] Current cheerleader for the Philadelphia Eagles[12]
2017 Kaitlyn Schoeffel[13] Egg Harbor Township 24 Miss Eastern Shore Dance, “SHUT UP + DANCE 2nd runner-up[14] Previously Miss New Jersey's Outstanding Teen 2007[15]
2016 Brenna Weick[16] Mantua 22 Miss Seashore Line Vocal Previously Miss New Jersey's Outstanding Teen 2009[17]
1st runner-up at Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2010 pageant[18]

Top 10 at National Sweetheart 2013 pageant
2015 Lindsey Giannini[19] Hammonton 21 Miss Central Coast Jazz Dance, "Celebrate" by Pitbull Quality of Life Award
2014 Cierra Kaler-Jones[20] Galloway 21 Miss Coastal Shore Dance, "Listen" by Beyoncé
2013 Cara McCollum[21] Princeton 21 Miss Island Resort Piano, "White Water Chopsticks" Died on February 22, 2016, after being in a single-vehicle accident a week prior[22]
2012 Lindsey Petrosh[23] Egg Harbor City 23 Miss Atlantic County Vocal, "Battle Hymn of the Republic" Previously Miss New Jersey's Outstanding Teen 2006[24]
2011 Katharyn Nicolle[25] Wenonah 20 Miss Coastal Shore Ballet en Pointe, "Theme from Superman" Previously Miss New Jersey's Outstanding Teen 2008[26]
2010 Ashleigh Udalovas[27] Millville 22 Miss All State Tap Dance, "Star Dancer" Quality of Life Award 2nd runner-up Contestant at National Sweetheart 2007 & 2008 pageants
2009 Ashley Shaffer[28] Perrineville 23 Miss Columbus Day Classical Vocal, "Nessun Dorma"
2008 Ashley Fairfield Egg Harbor Township 22 Jazz Dance, "Man of La Mancha"
2007 Amy Polumbo[29] Howell 23 Miss Seashore Line Vocal, "Astonishing" from Little Women Non-finalist Talent Award
2006 Georgine DiMaria Lodi 22 Miss All State Violin, "Csárdás" by Vittorio Monti Contestant at National Sweetheart 2004 pageant. Georgine M. DiMaria passed away at home in Lodi, N.J. at age 37 on August 28, 2021.
2005 Julie Robenhymer[30] Moorestown 24 Miss Burlington County Dance, "Hit Me With a Hot Note" from Sophisticated Ladies
2004 Erica Scanlon Pitman 22 Miss Brigantine Resort Vocal, "Glitter & Be Gay" from Candide Non-finalist Talent Award
2003 Jennifer Farrell Margate 19 Miss Atlantic County Ballet en Pointe, "Via Dolorosa" Top 15
2002 Alicia Luciano Stanhope 19 Miss Tri County Lyrical Dance, "The Prayer" Overall Elegance and Lifestyle Award

Preliminary Evening Wear Award
Former Radio City Rockette[31]
2001 Julie Barber Vineland 24 Miss Union County Ballet en Pointe, "Do You Wanna Dance?"
2000 Jill Horner Gloucester Township 21 Miss Monmouth County Area Vocal, "You're Gonna Hear From Me" from Inside Daisy Clover Top 10 Quality of Life Award 2nd runner-up
1999 Victoria Paige Sparta 20 Miss Watchung Valley Classical Vocal, "Non so più cosa son" from The Marriage of Figaro Top 10
1998 Stephanie Ferrari Glen Rock 24 Miss Bergen County Vocal, "My Heart Will Go On" Non-finalist Talent Award
1997 Kathy Nejat Voorhees 21 Miss Central Coast Classical Ballet en Pointe, "The Dying Swan" Non-finalist Talent Award

Preliminary Swimsuit Award
1996 Melanie Bell Vernon 20 Miss Northern Lights Dance, "They Can't Take That Away From Me"
1995 Dena Querubin Waterford 23 Miss Spring Lake Heights Classical Piano Non-finalist Talent Award

Quality of Life Award
Now known as Dena Blizzard, comedienne and often host of Miss America preliminary competition[32]
1994 Jennifer Makris Cherry Hill 21 Miss Essex County Jazz Vocal, "The Man that Got Away" 2nd runner-up Later Miss New Jersey USA 1997
Top 10 at Miss USA 1997 pageant
1993 Michele Sexton Spring Lake Heights 24 Miss Central Coast Classical Vocal, "Vissi d'arte" Top 10
1992 Heather Hertling Randolph 24 Miss Morris County Classical Vocal, "Ernani Involami" Non-finalist Talent Award

Preliminary Talent Award
Judge at the Miss America 1997 pageant[citation needed]
1991 Amy Fissel Ocean City 24 Miss Shore Resort Comedic Monologue, "Mountaineer's Motorcycle" Later Miss New Jersey USA 1993
Top 6 at Miss USA 1993 pageant
1990 Lynette Falls Ridgewood 25 Miss Camden County Classical Piano, "4th Movement of Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 22" by Alberto Ginastera Mother of Miss Louisiana 2017, Laryssa Bonacquisti[33]
1989 Laura Murray Livingston 25 Miss Shore Resort Popular Vocal, "With One More Look At You" from A Star Is Born Non-finalist Talent Award
1988 Patricia Bowman Ocean City 19 Miss Cape May County Vocal, "Wind Beneath My Wings" Non-finalist Talent Award
1987 Robin Lange Medford 22 Miss Burlington County Dramatic Monologue
1986 Karyn Zosche Pine Brook 25 Miss Passaic County Piano, Rhapsody in Blue
1985 Toni Georgiana Cherry Hill 21 Miss Mercer County Acrobatic Dance, "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue"
1984 Patricia La Terra West New York 24 Miss Bergen County Dramatic Monologue Non-finalist Talent Award
1983 Suzette Charles Mays Landing 20 Miss Columbus Day Popular Vocal, "Kiss Me In the Rain" 1st runner-up Preliminary Talent Award Named Miss America when Vanessa Williams relinquished title[34][35]
1982 Christina Shone Pequannock 22 Miss Dover-Morris Classical Vocal, "Non Piu Mesta" from La Cenerentola
1981 Debra Naley Rockaway 26 Miss Greater Dover-West Morris Violin Medley, "Csárdás" & "Orange Blossom Special" Non-finalist Talent Award
1980 Therese Hanley Jersey City 17 Miss Bergen County Popular Vocal, "Starting Here, Starting Now" 2nd runner-up (tie)
1979 Mary McGinnis Somers Point 22 Miss Collegiate Clarinet, "Hora"
1978 Laurie Berchtold Ocean City 21 Miss Glassboro State College Vocal, "Money, Money" from Cabaret
1977 Mary D'Arcy Yardville 21 Miss Glassboro State College Semi-classical Vocal, "Summertime" 3rd runner-up Judge at the Miss America 1991 pageant[citation needed]
1976 Lori Johnson Medford 19 Miss Burlington County Acrobatic Dance, "Love Is the Answer"
1975 Nancy Craig Trenton 25 Miss Trenton State College Classical Ballet en Pointe, Swan Lake
1974 Elizabeth Bracken Mahwah 21 Miss Bergen County Dramatic monologue, "Elizabeth Umpstead" by Carl Sandburg
1973 Suzanne Plummer Wildwood 21 Miss Cape May County Piano, "Stardust" 2nd runner-up Preliminary Swimsuit Award Previously Miss District of Columbia USA 1971
Top 12 at Miss USA 1971 pageant

Former leader of Nevada State Republican Party and 2010 Senate Candidate[citation needed]
1972 Linda Gialanella Maplewood 22 Miss Fanwood-Scotch Plains Sketching Presentation, "Teaching the World to Draw" Non-finalist Talent Award
1971 Lynn Hackerman Mount Laurel 18 Miss Greater Moorestown & Miss Burlington County Pantomime Dance Formerly served on the Miss America Board of Directors with Sam Haskell[36]
1970 Hela Yungst Hillside 20 Miss Fanwood-Scotch Plains Dramatic Vocal, "Aldonza" from Man of La Mancha
1969 Cheryl Carter Matawan 19 Miss Monmouth County Piano, Theme from An Affair to Remember 2nd runner-up (tie)
1968 Jeannette Phillipuk Laurel Springs 20 Miss Glassboro State College Vocal Medley, "The Sweetest Sounds" & "Nobody Told Me" from No Strings
1967 Linda Ann Wilmer 18 Classical Vocal, "Quando m'en vò" from La bohème
1966 Christine Ebright Rahway 19 Miss Newark State College Operatic Vocal, "Un bel di vedremo"
1965 Kathleen Holmes Toms River 19 Miss Toms River Vocal / Tap Dance, "Steppin' Out with My Baby"
1964 Susan Krasnomowitz Fair Lawn 19 Miss Paterson Jazz Dance
1963 Janet Bryan Adams Hopatcong Miss Pequannock Dramatic Monologue
1962 Georgia Malick Cherry Hill 18 Miss Cherry Hill Piano, "Deep Purple" Non-finalist Talent Award
1961 Marilyn Haufler Watchung 18 Miss Fanwood-Scotch Plains Comedic Monologue
1960 Ann Barber Westfield 18
1959 Beverly Ann Domareki Mountainside 20 Original Dramatic Interpretation of a Beatnik
1958 Marilyn Beryl Rockafellow New Monmouth Vocal Non-finalist Talent Award
1957 Janet Ressler Union Vocal
1956 Beverly Cass Fair Lawn Piano
1955 Patricia Campbell Camden Dance
1954 Joan Waller West Orange Vocal / Dance, "Singin' in the Rain"
1953 Patricia Condon Maplewood Vocal Miss Congeniality
1952 Mary Parker Gibbsboro Drama
1951 Bernice Massi Camden
1950 June Stephens Ship Bottom Comic Sketch, "The Older Set" Top 16
1949 Betty Jane Crowley Green Bank Poetry Recitation & Vocal, "Might Like a Rose" Top 15 Miss Congeniality (tie)
1948 Barbara Anderson Bloomfield
1947 Delores Mendes Newark Vocal & Guitar medley, "I Close My Eyes" & "Siboney" Top 15
1946 Helen Sprinitis Kearny
1945 Matilda Agin New Brunswick
1944 Janice Hansen Union City
1943 Kathleen Harris Newark Vocal, "Gianni Mio" Top 10
1942 Madeline Layton Maywood Vocal, "Saturday Night" 3rd runner-up
1941 Marjorie Eleanor Jennings Dover
1940 Mildred Marie Selko Kearny
1939 Kathleen Kirkland[citation needed][37] Maplewood
N/A
Margo Lundgren[38] Harrison Whistling Tunes Vocal, "Don't Worry About Me" Top 15
1938 Ruth E. Brady Asbury Park Miss Asbury Park Vocal & Tap Dance 3rd runner-up Preliminary Talent Award Multiple New Jersey representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Ruth Joan Sada Burlington Miss Burlington
Gloria Martha Riley Paterson Miss New Jersey
Dorothy Kathryn Powers Riverside Miss Riverside
1937 Bette Cooper Hackettstown 17 Miss Bertrand Island Vocal, "When the Poppies Bloom Again" Winner Evening Gown Award Multiple New Jersey representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Helen Frances Murphy Riverside Miss Riverside
Margaret Julia Jardon Burlington Miss South Jersey
1936 Thelma Bieber Camden Miss Camden Multiple New Jersey representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Evelyn Pierce Riverside Miss South Jersey
1935 Mildred Hughes Miss Bloomfield Multiple New Jersey representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Geraldine Hester Bridgeton Miss Bridgeton
Mary Dillinger Burlington Miss Burlington Vocal, "Every Little Moment" Top 12
Lena Melamed Camden Miss Camden
Dorothy Wainwright Hillside Miss Hillside
Ann Golden Miss Lake Hopatcong
Esther Moore Mount Holly Miss Mount Holly
Ann Harvey Newark Miss Newark
Norine Hughes Glen Ridge Miss New Jersey
Elizabeth Koehler Penns Grove Miss Penns Grove Vocal Medley, "Without a Song" & "Roll Out of Bed with a Smile" Top 12
Othelia March Riverside Miss Riverside
Ann Halko West Orange Miss West Orange
Thelma Fouks Woodbury Miss Woodbury
1934
No national pageant was held[39]
1933 Gertrude Christman 15 Top 18
1932 No national pageants were held[39]
1931
1930
1929
1928
1927 Helen Mankus Miss Elizabeth Multiple New Jersey representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Eunice Geiser Miss Jersey City
Carolyn Pierson Miss Newark Top 15
Harriet Rita Shelby Miss Passaic
Sue Hoch Miss Union City
1926 Mary Mavretic Miss Brigantine Beach Multiple New Jersey representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Name not known Miss Canarsie
Lucy Taylor Miss Elizabeth
Anita Limbacker Miss Hoboken
Mildred Morlock Miss Newark Top 15
Evelynne Jeanne Crowell Miss Orange Top 15
Elizabeth Welch Miss Union City
Kathleen Coyle Miss Wildwood Gables
1925 Lee Bartlett Multiple New Jersey representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Frances M. Glowaski Miss Jersey City Top 15
Helen Corcoran Miss Newark Top 15
1924 Edith Wright Miss Bradley Beach Multiple New Jersey representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Emily Borbach Miss Cape May Top 10
Helen Mankus Miss Elizabeth
Alice Kind Miss Hammonton
Emerita Monsch Miss Hoboken Top 10
Bonnie Blair Miss Jersey City
Name not known Miss Kearny
Miss Long Beach
Myrtle Marshall Miss Margate City
Edith Becker Miss Newark Top 15
Gertrude McDonough Miss Pleasantville
Ethel Sipps Miss Somers Point
1923 Alice Kind[40] Hammonton Miss Hammonton N/A[41] Multiple New Jersey representatives

Contestants competed under local title at national pageant
Mildred McCann[40] Cape May Miss Cape May
Florence Nurock[40] Camden Miss Camden
Elene Hicks[41] Long Branch 19 Miss Long Branch
Grace Taylor[42] Philadelphia[42] Miss Ocean City
Alma D. DeCone[40] Trenton Miss Trenton
Mary E. Edwards[40] Vineland Miss Vineland
Eleanor Addis[40] Wildwood Miss Wildwood
1922 Estelle Marks[43] Atlantic City Miss Atlantic City Amateur Beauty Award Third Prize[44] Multiple New Jersey representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Sarah Alice Bell[45] Bridgeton Miss Bridgeton
Eleanor Lindley[46] Greater Camden Miss Greater Camden
Marion Steelman[47] Ocean City Miss Ocean City
Mary Elizabeth Edwards[48] Vineland 18 Miss Vineland Amateur Beauty Award Second Prize[44]
1921 Kathryn M. Gearon[49] Camden Miss Camden 1st runner-up[49] Amateur Beauty Award Multiple New Jersey representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Margaret Bates[50] Newark Miss Newark
Note
  1. ^ Titleholder extended to a second full year in 2020 after state and national pageants postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic[6]

Popular culture

In Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, "American Pastoral", the central character Seymour "Swede" Levov marries Dawn Dwyer, an Irish Catholic winner of Miss New Jersey 1949, from nearby Elizabeth, whom he met at Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey.

In the Drake & Josh episode "Vicious Tiberius", the boys find out their teacher, Mrs. Hayfer, was the winner of Miss New Jersey 1976 while house sitting for her.[citation needed] The winner of the 1957 pageant is mentioned by title in the Martin Scorsese film Taxi Driver.[51]

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  51. ^ Scorsese, Martin (Director) (February 8, 1976). Taxi Driver (Motion picture). United States: Columbia Pictures (distributor). 109 minutes in. So anyway, this guy Eddie, the owner-operator, comes up. He says, "Hey. I want to swap tires." I said, "Hey. These are new tires. Why don't you throw in something else—like your wife?" His wife was Miss New Jersey of 1957.