Meadow Paliotta of Ridgewood recently volunteered to help kids make holiday crafts at Oasis in Paterson. Photo Credit: Facebook: Miss Ramapo Valley's Outstanding Teen Pageant.
A Ridgewood High School freshman could become Miss New Jersey Outstanding Teen.
Meadow Paliotta, who in August was crowned Miss Ramapo Valley’s Outstanding Teen, will be competing against other pageant winners from throughout the state for the title later this month.
“Twenty of the most talented, intelligent, and community-minded young women will be vying for the prestigious title of Miss New Jersey’s Outstanding Teen,” states a press release from the organization. Paliotta’s talent is musical theater dance and her platform is body positivity.
“As a dancer I feel really strongly about it, because a lot of people think that you have to be a certain weight or look a certain way to succeed in that sort of field,” Paliotta, 15, told Daily Voice. “And I just don’t think that anybody should ever be judged based on their size.”
The pageant will be held on January 27, at the Clayton High School Performing Arts Center in Clayton, Gloucester County.
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