Shruti Nagarajan Crowned Miss Rhode Island 2016
Shruti Nagarajan who represented Miss Providence County 2016 at Miss Rhode Island 2016, won the ultimate crown of Miss Rhode Island 2016 on May 22, 2016 at the Casino Theater in Newport. She was crowned by the outgoing Miss Rhode Island, Alexandra Curtis.
Shruti Nagarjan will now wear the sash of Rhode Island at Miss America 2017, scheduled to be held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on September 11, 2016.
In the grand finale of Miss Rhode Island 2016, Kristina H was adjudged as the first runner-up, Raquel P was announced as second runner-up, Nicolette P was titled as third runner-up and Victoria C. was declared as the fourth runner-up.
It has been a long while since Rhode Island placed at Miss America. The state’s last placement was back in 2003 when Laurie Gray was called upon as a Top 10 finalist during the coronation gala.
Few special awards were also allocated to the contestants in the grand coronation gala-
MAO community service – Shruti Nagarajan
MAO scholar Award – Allegra Graziano
Congenaility- Caitlin O’Neill, Marsha Laprade, Victoria Cuartas