Brittinay Nicolette, 26, of Fallston, was crowned Miss Maryland USA for 2018 Sunday evening during the Miss Maryland USA pageant at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Montgomery County.
The title is the culmination of a 10-year pageant journey for Nicolette, who also competed for the Miss Maryland Teen USA title.
"Perseverance is really the message that I want to embody for my year, that hard work and dedication does pay off," she said in an interview Tuesday.
Nicolette, the daughter of Kathleen and Jon Nicolette, of Fallston, is a 2009 graduate of Fallston High School. She earned a degree in public health from Lynchburg College in...