Miss Litchfield County 2016 Alyssa Taglia was crowned Miss Connecticut 2016 by outgoing titleholderColleen Ward of Wolcott at Mohegan Sun.
Alyssa is a former Miss Connecticut Teen USA, she competed at the Miss Teen USA Pageant in 2010. According to Rep AM Aglia won the Miracle Maker award, which went to the contestant who raised the most money for the Children's Miracle Network, the official charity of the Miss America Organization.
Alyssa Taglia, your new Miss Connecticut!
Did you know this ? Connecticut has won the Miss America crown once (Marian Bergeron, 1933).
Alyssa will have the opportunity to represent her state at Miss America 2017 later this year. The 2017 Miss America Pageant will be held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Sunday, September 11, 2016.
The event will be broadcast by ABC in the United States, the first in the network’s newest agreement to carry the pageant until 2019, with Dick Clark Productions producing the ceremony. Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell (Miss Georgia 2015) is scheduled to crown her successor at the end of the event.