Emerson College swept the 2014 Miss Boston and Miss Cambridge Pageant Sunday, with an alumna and current graduate student capturing the coveted crowns.
Meagan Fuller and Michelle Nigro won the titles of Miss Boston and Miss Cambridge, respectively. Fuller is pursuing a masters in health communication at Emerson, while Nigro serves as a communications associate for Dhar Law, LLP, as well as the firm’s nonprofit incubator, The Next Mile Project.
The two were among 16 other contestants, getting glitzed and glammed up before receiving a pep talk from last year’s Miss Boston and Miss Cambridge, Morgan Berg and Carrie Sunde. Prior to the 2014 pageant, Berg posted a photo on Instagram, admitting that, although she was sad to realize this was the last day of wearing the crown, she is “excited to see what else is in store.”
Nigro and Fuller each received a $1,500 academic scholarship, as well as a second scholarship and prize package worth more than $10,000. Throughout the year, the two will also be given the opportunity to further promote the platforms they entered the contest supporting: Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer and Fuller’s personal platform “Knocking Out Dropping Out: Promising Youth Success in School.”
Sunday’s pageant, held at the Omni Parker House Hotel, was an official preliminary to the Miss Massachusetts and Miss America contests. And for Fuller and Nigro, that means the weekend’s win could be the first of many.
“Can’t thank everyone who helped me on my road to [Miss Boston] enough,” Nigro tweeted out prior to donning the crown.
For those who missed Sunday’s festivities, we’ve gathered up photos of all the behind-the-scenes events, including the 2014 Princess Party, where contestants were able to decorate cupcakes and crowns with mini pageant princesses.