Congratulations to Egg Harbor Township's Kaitlyn Schoeffel, the new Miss New Jersey.

Kaitlyn was crowned Saturday night at the Music Pier on the Ocean City Boardwalk, according to former WPG staffer Becky Woods, who attended the competition and served as a judge for the annual Miss New Jersey parade Friday night. She'll move on to compete in the 2018 Miss America competition this September at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall.

Schoeffel is the daughter of Margot Schoeffel, the owner of Miss Margot's Ensemble Arts in Cardiff.

We can't wait to see Kaitlyn on the Miss America runway in just a few months!