Stashing the sash fashion: Miss Southington’s Outstanding Teen Ava Onofreo


When you see them compete for a crown, evening gowns, cocktail dresses, business attire, and swimsuits are the uniforms of necessity. But what do titleholders wear when the sash and crown are stashed away.

Meet Ava Onofreo, Miss Southington’s Outstanding Teen of the Miss America Organization.

“When I’m unwinding at home I wear relaxed fit clothing like T-shirts and joggers, But when I’m out and about in public I find that my go-to look is always trendy and feminine. In my opinion, the best part of the day is going to my closet and deciding what to wear. Clothing expresses so much more than just what you think is “cute,” it helps people better understand each other and themselves. I’ve always been someone to wear some sort of accessory with my outfits, from watches to handbags and anything in between, I just can’t get enough and I love them all.”

Titleholders interested in being featured in “Stashing the sash fashion,” email

PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN. (Shot on location in downtown Southington during the weekly Music on the Green festivities.)