By MIKE CHAIKEN
When you see them compete for a crown, evening gowns, cocktail dresses, business attire, and swimsuits or athleisure wear are the uniforms of necessity. But what do titleholders wear when the sash and crown are stashed away.
This week, we meet Miss Naugatuck Valley Ariana Puglisi.
“When I am going out, I absolutely love to get dressed up!” said Ariana. “As I’m a dance major in college, my day to day look consists of a leotard, tights, and warmups to go over that. So, when I get a chance to go out, I definitely take advantage of the opportunity to look my best.”
That said, explained Ariana, “I wouldn’t say that I have any one set style. I tend to be a little more eclectic in my taste for fashion! I love to wear vintage pieces, a cute pair of shoes, and really anything that makes me feel the best I can!”
When she takes it easy, Ariana said of her comfortable style, “I am constantly on the go, so when I get some down time, I love to wear anything and everything comfy!”
“A lot of times,” explained Ariana. “I’ll sport a pair of joggers, a comfy t-shirt, and believe it or not, CROCS! While they may not be the cutest pair of shoes I own, they are certainly the most comfortable!”
Titleholders in any pageant system interested in being featured in “Stashing the sash fashion,” email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN