Nichole Mead has been named the new Miss Oregon 2012 after Rachel Berry resigned over her residency issue (she failed to prove she met residency requirements of the pageant). The beauty from Newport is 24 years old. She will represent Oregon in the Miss America 2013 Pageant to be held in Las Vegas next January.
Miss Oregon 2012 Nichole Mead, taken by pageant sponsor On Broadway Photography.
Miss Oregon 2012 Nichole Mead (R)
Nichole Mead is the new Miss Oregon 2012
As Miss Oregon 2012, Mead will receive a $10,000 cash scholarship. Nichole represented Oregon at National Sweetheart last year. She performed lyrical dancing and won preliminary swimsuit.
Mead is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Communication.
“I grew up watching the Miss Lincoln County Pageant with my mother,” Mead said in a statement. “Becoming Miss Oregon and competing at the Miss America Pageant is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.”
Miss Oregon 2012 Nichole Mead