Pageant Associates is excited to announce the winners of the 2017 MISS CONNECTICUT USA® and MISS CONNECTICUT TEEN USA® competitions. After a weekend that showcased the accomplishments, talent and dedication of young women across the state of Connecticut, Olga Litvinenko, 26 of Greenwich was crowned MISS CONNECTICUT USA® 2017. Olga will go on to represent the state of Connecticut in the next round of competitions for the prestigious, nationally televised MISS USA® pageants.
“As a resident of Connecticut, I am incredibly honored to represent the pride and glory of our beautiful state as MISS CONNECTICUT USA® 2017,” said Miss Litvinenko. “Through my participation in the pageants, I am overjoyed at the chance to showcase everything that being from our great state means to me, and I pledge to continue to make Connecticut proud.”
The 2017 pageants were held in Stamford, CT, November 12-13, 2016. The Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa served as the venue for all activities. Contestants were judged in three equal categories consisting of Personal Interview; Swimsuit for MISS and Active Wear for TEEN; and Evening Gown. The competitions shined a spotlight on some of the best, brightest and most accomplished young women throughout the state.
Titleholders will travel throughout Connecticut making appearances and acting as ambassadors of the state at a variety of charitable events, social functions and more. To stay up-to-date with this year’s Connecticut pageant activity, follow the social media hashtags #RoadtotheCrown and #ConfidentlyBeautiful. For more information on future pageants in Connecticut, visit www.missconnecticutusa.com.
Crowned by Tiffany Teixeira, MISS CONNECTICUT USA® 2016, Olga represented Connecticut in the 2017 MISS USA® Pageant and was a Top 10 Semifinalist.
The remainder of the Top 5 included:
• Mariah Malinguaggio, 24
• Caraline Bruzinski, 25 of Trumball
• Amber Marie Walker, 27 of Stamford
• Jonét Nichelle, 21 of North Haven
Hillary Scoville, 23 of Newington was named Miss Photogenic and Fayne Nichole Mascarenhas, 26 of New Haven was voted Miss Congeniality.