Libell Duran was crowned Miss New Jersey USA 2013 during the State finals held on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at the Hilton Parsippany Hotel, One Hilton Court, Parsippany, New Jersey. The beauty from Keasbey is 22 years old and stands 5’7″. Libell Duran will represent New Jersey in the Miss USA 2013 beauty pageant, competing for the right to represent United States in the Miss Universe 2013 pageant.
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Libell Duran, Miss New Jersey USA 2013
Libell Duran (R) was crowned Miss New Jersey USA 2013
Duran was born in Dominican Republic and was the third runner-up at Miss Dominican Republic 2010, the first runner-up at the Miss New Jersey 2012 pageant.
Miss New Jersey USA 2013 final results:
– Miss New Jersey USA 2013 – Libell Duran
– The first runner-up: Jennifer DeCillis
– The second runner-up: Victoria Virgo
– The third runner-up: Jessielyn Palumbo (3RU 12, 1RU NJ TUSA 11, 3RU NJ TUSA 10)
– The fourth runner-up: Kelli Zaygi
Miss New Jersey USA 2013 Libell Duran (C) and her court
Libell Duran will represent New Jersey in the Miss USA 2013 beauty pageant
Duran is 21 years old and entered the pageant as Miss Keasbey USA. She is working as a model, actress and pageant coach. “I am currently finishing up my Bachelors in Communication and Business Administration and as well taking acting courses in New York,” she wrote on her Facebook page. “One day I will own my own line of clothing and also I will love to give back to the community in having a foundation where the less fortunate can have their dreams come true by having a modeling and acting school for free. On my spare time I love working out and staying active. I love bike riding, hiking (and) reading. I also enjoy traveling, spending time with my family and friends.”
“Being Miss New Jersey USA 2013 is a way to become a voice to reach out to help and inspire people, and most importantly to give back to your community. One of my goals is to reach out to our country about the importance on raising awareness on Spina Bifia;. I believe that more service and awareness is needed on this growing epidemic and I’m here to help make it happen.”
Danielle Kalil, Ora Kemp, Elena Kuharchuk, Zakia Mack, Leaniecca Manalo, Jenna Martinez, Sherri-Nichole McLendon, Christina Monello (T15 NJ TUSA 11, T15 NJ TUSA 10, T15 NJ TUSA 09), Vanessa Oriolo (T15 NJ TUSA 11), Roopali Pendse (2RU NJ TUSA 05), Mursal Sarwary, Ashley Shaffer (NJ MAO 09), Sabella Sparano
On Friday, contestants for Miss New Jersey USA 2013 assembled in Parsippany for the first round of competition. Judges interviewed contestants.
On Saturday, contestants participated in preliminary competition in the swimsuit and evening gown categories.