The Miss New Jersey USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of New Jersey in the Miss USA pageant. It is produced by D&D Productions.
New Jersey has had only moderate success at Miss USA, and has yet to win the Miss USA title. New Jersey’s best streak was from 1989 to 1991 when they had two 2nd runners-up and one 1st runner-up in a row. Two years later, another Miss New Jersey USA placed in the finals, but they have only had one other placement since then. Then in 2008, Tiffany Andrade came along and finished as 2nd runner up, one of three Miss New Jersey USAs to place third at Miss USA. The last great placement, and the highest it has made in the 2010s, was in the year 2017 with the 1st runner-up placement achieved by Miss New Jersey USA 2017, Chhavi Verg.
Four Miss New Jersey USA titleholders have held the Miss New Jersey Teen USA title and two have competed at Miss America.
Gina Mellish of Oceanport was crowned Miss New Jersey USA 2020 on November 24, 2019 at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. She will represent New Jersey for the title of Miss USA 2020.
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