When the Miss RI Pageant is held in Newport, for the first time in the competition’s history later this month, three contestants from Newport will take to the stage to compete for the title of Miss Rhode Island America.
The three local contestants are: Miss Aquidneck Island 2016 Jennifer Woods, Miss Newport 2016 Abigail Verille and Miss Newport Harbor Nicolette Peloquin!
Miss Aquidneck Island Jennifer Woods
Miss Newport Harbor Nicolette Peloquin
Miss Newport Abigail Verille

The Miss Rhode Island Scholarship Organization will be crowning its new Miss Rhode Island and Miss Rhode Island’s Outstanding Teen in picturesque Newport!

The pageant will be held at 4:00 p.m. at the historic Casino Theater, 10 Freebody Street, Newport, RI on Sunday, May 22.

Tickets are available online and can be purchased at http://PayPal.me/MissRhodeIsland or by calling Nancy at 401-847-5301.

When ordering, specify if you’d like $65 VIP floor seats or $55 balcony seats, and the number of tickets.

The Miss Rhode Island program is an official preliminary competition of the Miss America Scholarship Organization, which provides millions of dollars in scholarships to young women every year. Winners of the Miss Rhode Island and Miss Rhode Island’s Outstanding Teen pageants will go on to compete for national titles at Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen!

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.