21-year-old Nicolette Peloquin,a student at Salve Regina University, was crowned Miss Rhode Island 2017. She will represent the state at the 2018 Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City in September.
Peloquin performed a tumbling routine during the talent competition. Her platform is “Be The Match: The National Bone Marrow Registry.”
Peloquin beat 15 other contestants for the crown. The winners win scholarship funds to continue their education.
The pageant was held at the Casino Theater in Newport.