Chhavi Verg Crowned Miss New Jersey USA 2017
Chhavi Verg was crowned as Miss New Jersey USA 2017 on October 18, 2016. She succeeds Jessielyn Palumbo and will now wear the sash of New Jersey in the coming edition of Miss USA 2017, wherein Deshauna Barber of District of Columbia will pass on her crown to her successor.
New Jersey has had only moderate success at Miss USA, and has never produced a winner. New Jersey’s best streak was from 1989 to 1991 when they had two 2nd runners-up and one 1st runner-up in a row.
Two years later, another Miss New Jersey USA placed in the finals, but they have only had one other placement since then. Then in 2008, Tiffany Andrade came along and finished as 2nd runner up, one of three Miss New Jersey USAs to place third at Miss USA.