28 women will sing, dance and perform for the title of Miss New Jersey next month in Ocean City.

The annual pageant will be held in the Ocean City Music Pier on June 15 and and 16. The kick-off Miss New Jersey parade will be on Wednesday, June 13 on the Boardwalk.

Several of this year's competitors call Atlantic and Cape May counties home: 

  • Miss Atlantic County Avery Wythe, from Port Republic
  • Miss Cape May County Michelle Wanner, from Sea Isle City
  • Miss Cape Shore Alyssa Sullivan from Cape May
  • Miss Central Coast Amanda Rae Ross from Egg Harbor Township
  • Miss Coastal Shores Natalie Ragazzo from Ocean City
  • and Miss South Jersey Jessica Indio from Hammonton

Rae-Ross also has a local tie, studying occupational therapy at Stockton University. 

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