Thank you for such an amazing weekend! It was truly a wonderful experience meeting the staff and participating in the pageant. Thank you!!

Cassandra Zoetjes

This pageant weekend was fun and exciting.  Thanks!!                                                  

I am writing to inform you that I am absolutely grateful and thankful! This weekend was an amazing first pageant experience for me. I've made friends, and this is definitely and accomplishment I will add to my list. I look forward to next year, because I am coming back! I won't give up. Every chaperoen, every member part of production were helpful and amazing. Positive energy was one of the best things about this weekend (and having a good time!)  

Thank you so so so (times infinity) much for this weekend, and the entire Miss NJ USA team! :) 

Best Regards,
Mirjana Kuzmanovski

Hi! I just wanted to thank you for an incredible experience and weekend! I still can't get how amazing it was--
it's a week later and it feels like yesterday! Hope to see you next year!
-Shannon Thaler 

I wanted to take a quick opportunity to thank you and those involved in the Miss New Jersey Teen USA program. The opportunity you afford these young ladies is more than just a competition and I truly appreciate your efforts. My daughter, Mackenzie, had a great weekend. Thanks again! Kind regards, Tracy Olson

Thanks for sending this! I also just want to thank the staff for a wonderful pageant weekend.  I loved every minute of it, and will be back to compete again next year!

Congratulations to the new Miss New Jersey USA, I will be cheering her on at Miss USA!

Best, Nicole

Good morning! I wanted to sincerely thank everyone part of Miss New Jersey Teen USA for this amazing opportunity. It has always been a dream of mine to have a chance to become Miss New Jersey Teen USA and be a role model for younger girls in our state. I've never had the self confidence to apply myself but the process to be a contestant of this pageant had no pressure brought upon me to be society's definition of "perfect". I'm extremely excited and overjoyed to be part of this wonderful experience. 

Thank You, Kaitlyn Coppolella

Thank you so much for your hard work on the pageant two weeks ago! It was a thrilling, fun and empowering weekend for me, and I am very interested in coming back next year! Thank you! Thank you! Best, Sheena

It was pleasure to meeting you this weekend. Jazzmin and I would like to thank you very much for the opportunity to participate in the Miss New Jersey USA 2014 pageant. We had an amazing first-time pageant experience that will last a lifetime, and are hopeful Jazzmin will be considered as a contestant for the Miss New Jersey USA 2015 pageant.

Sincerely, Monica

I wanted to Thank You  all for your help and support during my daughter Rebecca's first pageant.  You put on an amazing pageant, and my daughter had the most positive experience over the pageant weekend. 


Michael Ruber

For my daughter Kai and myself,  I just wanted to say thank you for this amazing opportunity.  It was an awesome experience; all of the girls were simply beautiful, the shows were so well done, we had a blast.  Kai wants to apply again for next year, so I look forward to seeing you all again. Tanya Williams Smith

I just wanted to say thank you for this amazing weekend. This has without a doubt been the best weekend of my life and I can't wait to come back next year! The staff and girls were so nice and helpful and the hair and make up team were great! Thank you so so much for this wonderful weekend I'm looking forward to coming back!

 Thank you!
Bryce Rose Petraccoro

I just wanted to take the time to say thank you to you and the staff at Miss Teen USA– New Jersey for believing in me and for allowing me to experience such a wonderful weekend. My 11 year old little sister Mimi was inspired too, as were so many others. I also want to thank Sami – former Miss Massachusetts from the Crowning Touch for helping me to choose the perfect pageant wardrobe. I met so many beautiful, young, confident, inspirational girls with their own unique stories and qualities. Many of them have helped me to learn so much more about myself. No matter how many times I asked them questions about the same thing they always had a smile and showed much kindness towards me. I believe every single one of the girls has a princess inside.

The entire experience was inspirational. I am inspired to be a part of the events next fall. I believe that participating again and even possibly winning the title will allow me a greater opportunity to be a role model for several important social causes that are having a major impact on my peers. Anyway, I just wanted to say hello and thank you once again. Amaleia

Just wanted to thank you and the rest of the pageant team for another great weekend of memories! It was a great show and I'm so grateful I was able to be apart of it with everyone again. Katelyn

I want to thank all of the team for giving my daughter Amanda such a wonderful experience this past weekend. It isn't easy to entrust one's daughter to others. You honored us in your treatment of her and we are deeply appreciative. She had the time of her life! Thank you for all of the care, feeding, training and organizing that made this such a memorable experience. Most heartfelt thanks, Maria Witkowski

Thank you so much for allowing me to be apart of this amazing experiece as a participant for Miss NJ. I had an amazing time. Sally

I just wanted to thank you all for a wonderful experience. I am so glad that I did this pageant. I have grown and learned so much in such a short time. This really pushed me outside of my comfort zone and I am so proud of myself for what I have accomplished.

The organization and preparation of the entire weekend was awesome. You have such a stellar and professional team! I was so impressed by the way everything went smoothly. And how genuine all of the staff was about helping each girl succeed. There were no favorites and that attitude filtered down to the other girls. It created a very close supportive environment. I will definitely be participating again next year!
Warmest Regards,
Sherri Nichole McLendon

I miss the pageant family! You guys are simply wonderful! I had the best experience ever! I wanted you to thank you again for your care and help! I really appreciate it! It has truly been a blessing! I'm hoping to see you next year! I hope your doing great!!
~Lisa Azcona

I want to say "THANK YOU" to you and your staff for being so wonderful, kind and helpful to me during the Miss NJ Teen pageant. It was an honor to place in the Top 15 and I couldn't be more proud of this accomplishment. This truly was a great experience for me and I will cherish the memories and friendships I made at the pageant forever. My family and friends couldn't stop raving about how beautiful the show was and how smoothly it ran.
Thank you again for all of your guidance and support.
Have a wonderful day!
Bianca Caseiro

Once again I would like to thank you all your help and support. It really made a big difference for both Toni and I since this was our first time doing a pageant. Her dad and I couldn't be more proud of her! Toni is so excited still about the pageant that she is thinking of doing it again next year as well as local pageants. Toni posted on Face Book that this was one of the BEST experiences of her life ! ! ! ! That makes me very happy! Her roommate Regina and her are in contact and are planning to be roommates again next year! They are both saddened they don't live closer. A wonderful journey for all young ladies and moms as well!
Warm Regards,
Patty Palma

I had such a great weekend with all of you and the girls, and being top 15 was amazing!! I just wanted to take this time to say thank you to all of you, you were all so helpful this whole weekend! I will hopefully see you all soon, and most definitely next year at Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2013!:) Thank you again!

-Alexis Barr

I cannot put into words how grateful I am for this experience and opportunity to show the world (or state!) who I am! Seeing this as one of the biggest challenges of my life, I've grown to realize that ANYTHING is possible! So far, I've had an extreme amount of love and support in being a State Finalist from family, friends, and everyone I have come across!

This past summer, I've gone to events along the Jersey Shore where bands would announce and promote me as a State Finalist and have had alot of love and support from many different people that way! Recently, a writer for the Asbury Park Press even interviewed me for an article in the paper stating how I was an athlete-gone-beauty! And it was published today in the Monmouth and Ocean County Community Reporter! I have been getting phone calls all morning and am SO excited for the competition in a couple weeks!

For all of this so far, Thank You! I couldn't be more proud to be in this competition and have the opportunity to walk on that runway for a chance to represent the amazing Garden State!

Thanks again! You are all angels for opening this door to me!
- Noelle Loizos

Hi All! My daughter, Courtney Fay, recently competed in the Miss New Jersey USA pageant.  I wanted to drop you a note and thank you for making her very first pageant experience such a wonderful one!  Weeks have gone by and she is still talking about it!!  As a parent, I want to thank you for taking the necessary precautions for the safety of the contestants.  I felt confident in her staying there with your chaperones, knowing that her safety as well as the other girls was paramount.  Thank you again and I hope to see you all next year!!   Best Regards, 

Monica Fay

We would like to take a moment to thank the entire team who helped put together the Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2010 Pageant.  It was such a wonderful weekend and Emily and I both could not help but notice how organized and well done it was.  It was such a great learning experience for Emily and she has definitely decided to return next year!  Once again, thank you all and we are anxiously waiting for the pictures to be posted on the website as well as the dvd to arrive!  Warm Regards, 

Elizabeth Shah

Thank you! I had a blast and you will defiantly be seeing me next year! It was a pleasure meeting the pageant staff. I will patiently await these beautiful pictures and the dvd, I can't wait to see myself already!!

Angela Romeo

Hello Pageant Family,
I just want to start off by saying thank you for such an enjoyable weekend. Everyone was so helpful and nice and when you are in such an intense/emotional position as we contestants were, that pleasant attitude and helpfulness is greatly needed! Of course needless to say, I am happy and honored to be Miss New Jersey USA 2010 and I look forward to representing this state and the organization to the absolute best of my ability. I am excited to what lies ahead!
Thank you very much!
 Chenoa Greene


Let me begin by commending your organization for being such a professional pageant.  We could not have been happier with the way everything was conducted, from inception to end.
Amanda had a wonderful experience throughout this journey.  We were even more thrilled with her being selected as a semi finalist.  This has been an incredible journey for us all.  She mentioned that this was one of the best experiences of her life, from competing, to meeting all the wonderful candidates.  She looks forward to trying again next year.  So thank you all again for giving her an incredible milestone in her life.

Again, please thank your staff for us for a job so very well done.
Regards, Cathy Roman

Pageant directors,  Thanks for making my daughter Jessie Norton's first pageant a positive experience.  Your staff was so professional.  Thanks again to you and your wonderful staff.
Sincerely, Karen Norton

I wanted to thankyou for the wonderful opportunity to compete in the Miss New Jersey USA competition. I am extremely appreciative for the wonderful opportunity and experience. I look foward to competing  next year.
Sincerely ,
Allessandra Lamar

I became Miss Congeniality this year at Miss New Jersey Teen USA, and I cannot even begin to describe the accomplishment of the feeling of winning that honorable award. Everyone at the pageant: teens and adults, were some of the kindest people I have ever met in my lifetime. Thankyou for the experience and congratulations to both of the girls who won their prestigous titles!


Christina Catalano

Thank you all so so much for another amazing weekend!! I certainly had a fantastic time! You all made pageant weekend so wonderful and fun, as always. I couldn't have asked for a better pageant and a better weekend! It was sooooo good to see all of you again, and you can expect to see me again next year!
Love always,

Alyssa Campanella

Thank you for a wonderful weekend! I have never been involved in a pageant of such magnitude, it was amazing! I am grateful for the honor of First runner up in the Miss New Jersey Teen USA pageant. Please extend my gratitude to your associates, Deborah and Cynthia and of course the chaperones, they were all so nice. Once again, I would like to wish Alexa the best and hope she has a fantastic year.
Thank you for such a memorable experience.
Best Regards,
Carissa Palumbo

It was a real pleasure to meet you and my daughter really had a great time - we were actually discussing entering again next year and she is definately looking forward to it.  This was our very first experience with pageants and I have to say I was a little worried and concerned but everything that you put together was great.

Thanks again and see you next year.

BarbaraAnn & Katherine Morano

Pageant weekend is over, and although Victoria didn't make the semi finals she had a wonderful time. Wanted to thank everyone for all the hardwork they did to make the pageant a terrific experience for all the girls.

Thank you,

Mrs Cook

I just want you to know that I had an amazing time at the 2008 Miss NJ Teen USA pageant. I really enjoyed myself, and accompished goals all at the same time. I can't thank you enough.

Myasia Lopez

We wanted to thank the entire Miss New Jersey USA organization for a truly memorable weekend. This was Jordan's first pageant and it was such a positive experience. We really did not know what to expect. The seminar held in September was extremely helpful in getting us started and the event itself was so well organized. You do an amazing job!  We are also pleased to say that everyone from pageant employees, contestant moms, to the girls themselves could not be more friendly and encouraging. Jordan had a blast. She's already talking about next year!  And frankly, I think I'm just as excited!
Again, our sincerest thanks for offering such an awesome experience.
Susan and Jordan Kohn

My daughter, Lindsey Riesenberger, competed in her first-ever pageant this past weekend…yours!  I just wanted to tell you how much we all enjoyed ourselves and how great the entire experience was for Lindsey. I’ll admit, we had some pre-conceived ideas as to what “pageant people” would be like, but the Miss NJ USA pageant proved us wrong! Lindsey had an absolute blast meeting all the girls, chaperones  and pageant officials. She found the majority of the participants to be genuine, friendly, interesting and intelligent. The process leading up to the pageant was a great learning experience, as well.. She experienced pure joy, which was a wonderful break from the stressful, busy life she leads in her college and work life.

Thank you for this terrific pageant experience!  The girls are all e-mailing each other, talking about next year already!  It’s certainly possible that Lindsey will return, depending on where she is in her life. Congratulations on a job well done!


Heidi Riesenberger

In the weeks leading up to the state pageant, I faced uncertainty about my skills and overall qualification to take part in the competition. I left the Hilton without the crown, however I have gained a whole new perspective on how to approach my life and professional ambitions; with confidence, committment and hard work.

Thank you all for a weekend of encouragement, sisterhood and FUN. I look forward to another "GLAMOROUS" weekend.

With all good thoughts,
Phenda K. Varnie

I just want to thank everybody - all the pageant coordinators, chaperones and the organizers of the Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2008 pageant. It was such a memorable experience for my daughter and my whole family. During the pageant, seeing my daughter among all the prettiest girls of New Jersey was already an accomplishment for her and she was already a winner to us. I remember my daughter told me- Mom - hope you are not expecting anything from this competition- I hugged and kissed her and told her - to me you are already a winner. I never could imagine my daughter almost made it - being the 1st runner up out of 122 state finalist was more than a dream come true. I encourage all parents with little girls and young girls to hold on to their dreams- the experience - the moments of time of this events is indeed unforgetable and a dream come true.

Keep up the good work and GOD BLESS

Victoria Alba Landrito

Christine and I wanted to thank you again for such a wonderful weekend. She had a great time her second year at the pageant and was so excited to win an Interview Award. She is already talking about next year and has her roommate planned. I know NJ will be well represented again this year at Nationals. Good Luck and look forward to another great year.

Lynn Skorenko

This past weekend my daughter, Michelle Cannizzaro, participated in the 2007 Miss New Jersey Teen USA pageant.  When we first received the call from Elaine inviting her to complete, I was hesitant to have her participate. I did however, thinking that this pageant would help her with her self-esteem and she would meet girls from different backgrounds and towns.  She did, and she had a wonderful weekend. This was all I expected from this pageant and my expectations were met.

My daughter wound up making the Semi-finals; my husband & I were thrilled beyond words! Days after the event, we are all still proud & excited over Michelle’s accomplishments in this pageant.

I would like to thank the organizers and directors of this wonderful event. You have all done a wonderful job.  I would certainly recommend that any girl who is invited to attend that they do so, and both Teen & parents just enjoy the weekend because the show is wonderful to watch whether your daughter wins or not.

Jacqueline Cannizzaro

I competed in the 2007 Miss New Jersey Teen USA pageant, and I enjoyed my weekend very much.  I just wanted to e-mail all of you and thank you for an amazing and memorable experience this weekend.  I have competed in pageants before, but this one was by far my favorite!  … This weekend was a great one and I am planning on returning next year.

Thank you,
Krysta Gallagher

I competed in the Miss New Jersey Teen USA pageant. I just wanted to tell you thank you so much for inviting me and letting me compete and experience something that I will cherish for a lifetime. I had my doubts at first about the girls I was competing against, but after those three days at the pageant I really changed my tune.

I realized these girls are not girls who were born and bred in the pageant world. They are just ordinary girls. Even though I wasn’t crowned or did not even make the top fifteen, I think of myself as truly blessed and honored. Thank you.

Portia Charles

Thank you so very much for 2 years in a row of great pageants! I have a lifetime of memories! Hope to see you next year!

Suheyla Star Tuncer

I am writing this letter to thank you for a wonderful weekend! Everything was so well organized and enjoyable. You and your staff were consistently helpful throughout the whole weekend. It was most definitely one of the best experiences I have had.

Your positive enforcements kept us all with a smile on our faces despite the tension of the “big night” any of us might have been feeling. Coming in 3rd runner up was a dream come true since it was my first time doing the pageant. My goal is to someday hold the title of Miss New Jersey Teen USA and then go on to be the first person in NJ to win the Miss Teen USA title

The opportunity you provide for teenage girls is second to none. Thank you again! God Bless!

Gratefully Yours,
Lauren P. Turek


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