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Ariel Sullivan is crowned Miss New Hampshire USA 2024

Seacoast Woman Heading To Hollywood @ Miss USA Pageant Nationally Televised on CW

The outgoing queen Miss New Hampshire USA 2023, Britney Lane has just crowned her successor, Ariel Sullivan as new Miss New Hampshire USA 2024 today on Sunday, June 9, 2024 at the pageant venue, The Palace Theatre at 80 Hanover Street in Manchester.

Miss New Hampshire USA 2024, Ariel Sullivan will represent her state at the Miss USA 2024 Pageant, Grand finale on August 4th in Hollywood.

The Court of Queen Ariel Sullivan includes Mykala Green of Pelham The 1ST Runner-up, Kayshauna Montaño of Manchester The 2ND Runner-up, Catherine Reina of Salem The 3RD Runner-up, and Lauren Brophy of Rockingham The 4TH Runner-up.

Contestant’s Statement by Ariel Sullivan

She was 1st runner up Miss NH ’23

When I was a little girl, my grandmother and mom would take me to see The Nutcracker every Christmas at the Palace Theatre. I developed a love for the stage, performance, and connection with an audience. A few years later at the age of 14, I watched my first ever pageant which just so happened to be Miss NH USA 2012, and it was then a dream was born. What a full circle moment it is for me to compete for the chance to make a 13-year-old dream come true on the very same stage that little girl used to admire others on.

New Hampshire, I am yours. I promise to hear you, listen to you, and advocate for you. Making an impact in a community that has done so much for my own personal growth would be nothing short of an honor. Having this platform to be the voice I needed as a little girl means more to me than words will ever be able to describe, and this crown would truly be worn not just on my head but in my heart. I’m ready for you 

Sign-off Statement by Britney Lane, Miss New Hampshire USA 2023

New Hampshire, Serving this state has been one of the greatest joys of my life. My journey in pageantry has not been an easy one, but it had been the most rewarding. Pageants for me have always been a way to challenge myself. The Miss USA organization was my scariest challenge. I never thought I was enough. Miss NH USA pushed me to be the best version of myself. I have been able to take the skills I learned into my career as a therapist and in my advocacy work. Pageantry has allowed me to show my strength on the Miss USA stage.

My why for being Miss NH USA was to normalize my experience as a sexual assault survivor. Following my assault in 2019, I felt alone. I thought I was the only one who had experienced what I experienced. My healing journey was not an easy road and it took me a year to feel like I could step on a pageant stage again. In that time, I slowly found the strength to share my story. I talked about the injustices I faced with our judicial system and the injustices many other survivors have to battle. I passed laws and advocated in front of United Nations representatives. I am not a victim, I am a survivor. My goal was to show other survivors that you are more than what happened to you. You are not alone.

I wanted my legacy to be that I made a space for survivors to be heard and I’m proud to say that I was able to do that.

Thank you for letting me represent you New Hampshire. Cheers to the next adventure