Miss Vermont USA 2017, Miss Vermont Teen USA 2017 Crowned

STOWE, Vt. - Vermont has a new Miss USA and Miss Teen USA.

Madison Cota, 20, of Bellows Falls, was crowned Miss Vermont USA at the pageant in Stowe Saturday.

The title of Miss Vermont Teen USA was awarded to Kelsey Golonka, 17, of Montpelier.

The young women are looking forward to representing Vermont in the national pageants.

“It's so surreal, I mean we put in all this hard work all weekend, and we prepared months beforehand, it's kind of a culmination of all these emotions, it's very overwhelming,” said Madison Cota, the new Miss Vermont USA.

"It's crazy, I've been competing for three years now, and each year you just learn more and more about yourself, and this year I came out and was praying big and I achieved my dreams,” said Kelsey Golonka, Miss Vermont Teen USA.

Our own Lauren Maloney was one of three judges at Sunday’s event.

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