Miss Rhode Island 2015 crowned in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A new Miss Rhode Island was crowned Saturday night at Rhode Island College.

The winner, West Warwick native Alexandra Curtis, will go on to represent Rhode Island in the Miss America pageant this September in Atlantic City.

Curtis, 23, focused her platform for the pageant on female empowerment and management. She is a master’s candidate at Brown University and a graduate of Syracuse University.

No Miss Rhode Island has ever won the Miss America pageant, but Rhode Island’s Olivia Culpo won the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants in 2012.

Also at Saturday’s competition, Catarina Girardi of Cranston was crowned Miss Rhode Island Outstanding Teen 2015.

Miss Rhode Island 2015 Alexandra Curtis waves to the crowd. (photo credit: Daniel Gagnon Photography)
Miss Rhode Island 2015 Alexandra Curtis waves to the crowd. (photo credit: Daniel Gagnon Photography)
Miss Rhode Island Outstanding Teen 2015 Catarina Girardi waves to the crowd. (photo credit: Daniel Gagnon Photography)
Miss Rhode Island Outstanding Teen 2015 Catarina Girardi waves to the crowd. (photo credit: Daniel Gagnon Photography)

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