Miss Rhode Island crowned Sunday in Newport

NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) – The newest Miss Rhode Island has been crowned.

Nicolette Peloquin, a 20-year-old student at Salve Regina University, won the pageant Sunday night in Newport.

Peloquin will head off to compete in Miss America in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in September. She also won a scholarship.

In addition, Caroline Hollingsworth, 15, of East Greenwich, won Miss Rhode Island’s Outstanding Teen.

Eyewitness News Reporter Kim Kalunian emceed the event.