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slides: Miss Central Massachusetts 2013 Crowned In Worcester

Monday, July 15, 2013


On Friday, July 13, the Miss Central Massachusetts 2013 Beauty Pageant came to downtown Worcester to grace the spectacular setting of Mechanics Hall with 25 contestants from across the region, all competing to win the titles of Miss Princess, Little Miss, Miss Teen, and Miss Central MA. With swimsuit and eveningwear competitions, a surprise performance from a special guest, and last year’s titleholders present at the event to give the winners their crowns, the pageant was an exciting night for the audience. As the competition ended, new titles went to Victoria English for Miss Princess, Crystal Otano for Little Miss, Ashlynn Petersen for Miss Teen, and Olea Nichitina for Miss Central Massachusetts.

See more from the night, below.

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Miss Princess 2012


Aracely Ruiz of Worcester, age 6, was excited to pass the crown on to the next Miss Princess Central Mass. Although last year was the first time she ever competed in a pageant, she plans to continue participating in competitions and giving back to the community.


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Little Miss Central MA

After her reign as Little Miss Central MA 2012, 10-year-old Taygan Kosky of Holden was ready to crown the new Little Miss! She has developed a passion for the theater arts over the past year, and is continuing to pursue acting training with Boston’s Children’s Theater.

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Miss Teen Central MA 2012


Having spent a year volunteering at various events and organizations, Alanna Rauh, age 17, of Rutland was hopeful that her successor would be able to have the same wonderful experiences that she was afforded. She appeared at the pageant Friday night wearing the same sequined, feather-trimmed dress in which she was crowned in 2012.


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Miss Central MA 2012

Miss Central MA, Scarlette Florian, demonstrated her musical talent with a beautiful performance of the Star Spangled Banner. The acoustics of Mechanics Hall were a perfect background for her powerful rendition.

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Hint: Sponsor

Jeff Venuti and Chris Berry were representing Hint at the pageant. A sponsor of Miss Central Massachusetts, Hint produces naturally flavored water – no sweeteners, and no artificial flavors. Free bottles were on hand at the table seating near the stage.

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The 2013 Host and Hostess were the incredibly talented Dale Le Page and Jen Roy, a GoLocalWorcester contributor. The duo made a great team, with Le Page’s background in entertainment and Roy’s experience with public speaking and pageantry in general.


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The pageant kicked things off with the evening wear competition for the Miss Princess and Little Miss competitors.

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Miss Teen Swimsuits


The teenage participants strutted their stuff down the runway for the judges, and then returned for a quick pose together


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Miss Central Swimsuits


Showing off their toned bodies, the Miss Central contestants exuded confidence and grace in their stylish swimsuits.  


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Special guest Brejé performed his hits “Facebook Lover” and “Wild Side” to entertain the crowd and bring excitement to the atmosphere. The teen star promoted his anti-bullying campaign during his appearance, emphasizing the importance of teaching children mindfulness.


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Crowning of Miss Princess


Victoria English was ultimately crowned Miss Princess, impressing the judges with her positive attitude, star performance, and self-confidence. She proudly received her tiara as last year’s Miss Central MA looked on.


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Crowning of Little Miss

The winner of Little Miss was Crystal Otano of Worcester. Here, Miss Teen 2012 and Miss Princess 2012 help her fasten her sash and congratulate her.

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After the crowning of the new Miss Princess and Little Miss 2013, the contestants for both Miss Teen and Miss Central Massachusetts came together for their eveningwear portion of the night. Their gorgeous floor-length gowns made quite an impression on the judges, and the audience as well.

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Crowning of Miss Teen


Following the teen eveningwear competition, Worcester’s very own Ashlynn Petersen was named the night’s victor.


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Crowning Miss Central MA

With so many beautiful contestants hoping to be the new Miss Central Mass., it was difficult for the judges to pick a winner. After much deliberation, the stunning fashion model Olea Nichitina was crowned Miss Central Massachusetts, to her great delight.


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