Senior from Bedford crowned Miss NH Teen USA

MANCHESTER – Eleanor Lathram, of Bedford, was crowned Miss New Hampshire Teen USA during a pageant Sunday, Jan. 18. Samantha Poirier, 23, of Dover, was named Miss New Hampshire USA.

Lathram, 17, is a senior at Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua.

The competition was held at the Radisson Hotel.

“After many years of working in the pageant industry, I feel confident that both young women will be great representatives of the state of New Hampshire,” said Laurie Clemente, pageant executive director. “I know they will make us proud as they go on to compete for the title of Miss Teen USA next summer and the live Miss USA telecast this spring on NBC.

The delegates competed in “runway,” a choreographed evening competition; “fitness/swimsuit,” a high-fashion-style competition showcasing physical fitness and health; and “interview.” The field was narrowed down to the top five before the crowning.

The state titleholders will receive a prize package including cash, college scholarships, wardrobe, travel opportunities and more that exceeds $100,000.

For more information on appearance opportunities and guest appearances, call pageant headquarters at 1-781-321-3500 or visit missnewhampshireusa.com.