A new Miss New Bedford has been crowned!

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This past weekend, New Bedford welcomed its newest titleholder, Kristen Victoria Rose.

The 63rd Miss New Bedford Scholarship Pageant, held annually at New Bedford Voc Tech had seven contestants this year from all over the Southcoast.

Kristen, a resident of Dartmouth is a student at UMASS Dartmouth and is captain of the women's tennis team.

It was her second year competing for Miss New Bedford after winning second runner-up at last year's competition.

The girls had to compete in five phases of competition each must choose a cause that they feel passionate about and advocate for it during their year of service Kristen's  platform is called "Let's Move", focusing on physical fitness.

Kristen will go on to compete for the title of Miss Massachusetts 2016  in June and for the chance to compete at Miss America.

Congratulations, Kristen!