by MIKE CHAIKEN
Before she stood on the stage for Miss America, Miss Connecticut Jillian Duffy presented an up close look at some of her wardrobe items for the “big show” at a send-off celebration in Wolcott, Conn.
At the time, the garments were top-secret, meant for the eyes only of family and friends.
Now that the competition is over, here are images from that send-off that showed what the fourth runner-up for the national title presented to the world when she graced the stage of the Mohegan Sun Arena on Dec. 19.
PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN