Road to Miss America 2012:
Morgan Amarone was crowned Miss Connecticut 2011/Miss Connecticut Scholarship 2011 at the Garde Arts Center in New London on June 25. Morgan is 23-year-old and will represent Connecticut in Miss America 2012.
“I’m still in shock,” said Hamden’s Morgan Amarone, just minutes after being named Miss Connecticut 2011.
Morgan Amarone being crowned Miss Connecticut 2011. Photo: Steve Smith.
“It’s a little bit surreal,” she said. “It’s been six years [that] I’ve been involved with this organization, so this is just the culmination of a lot of hard work. I can’t wait to represent Connecticut. I’m ready for it and I’m really looking forward to it.”
The first runner-up is Jessica Lesage of Wallingford.
Other finalists included: Kaitlyn Tarpey of Stamford; Acacia Courtney of Hamden; ; Martha Price of Rocky Hill; Alexandria Puglisi of Cheshire; Brittany Monico of Bristol; Ashley Membrino of Waterbury; Cassandra Mastrianni of Wolcott; and Alexandra Tenney of Greenwich.
The 2011 Outstanding Teen is Nicole Nemense of Watertown. Brianna Smail of Wolcott was the first runner up. The remaining finalists were: Annalisa Sega of Southington; Melissa Doyle of Wolcott; Jaine Coann LeFebvre of Glastonbury; Alexa Farrell of Wolcott; Andreanna Buccheri of Wethersfield; ; Jenna Kowalec of Bristol; Alyssa Anderson of Wolcott; and Erin Ward of Wolcott.