Chhavi Verg (19) was recently crowned Miss New Jersey USA 2017. She will represent her state at the next Miss USA Pageant in 2017. New Jersey has never won the pageant, but came close to doing so when their delegate in 1991 was the runner-up to Miss USA. Over the last 65 years, they have placed 16 times. Their last placement was a top 20 finish in 2014.