Palace bartender state finalist for Miss New Jersey USA pageant

Posted on August 9, 2013


Abbey O’Connor is an important part of our team here at The Palace as a bartender. When she’s not providing an important service to our guests, Abbey is preparing to compete for the title of 2014 Miss New Jersey USA. The winner of the state-level competition qualifies for the Miss USA pageant. Donald Trump and NBC own the pageant system.

But before any of that can happen, Abbey needs to raise $1195 to cover her costs to compete in the state competition, which takes place on Oct. 18-20 in Parsippany, New Jersey. She needs the funds for the stay at the host hotel, meals, production costs of the pageant, the photo publication for the official program, and other expenditures related to the marketing of the pageant.

 “As for me bursting onto the pageant scene, my mom used to do it when she was younger and I have always been a fan of the different pageant shows,” said Abbey. “I saw the ad Miss New Jersey USA had on Facebook and decided to enter on a whim. Before I knew it, I was getting a phone interview and then the official state finalist packet. Now here I am today embarking on the journey of trying to become the next Miss New Jersey USA.”

To donate visit and click on the New Jersey page and then go to “sponsors.” When the drop down menu appears click on “sponsor a contestant.” It will then bring you to the payment page. Scroll to the bottom where it says “other payment amount,” and where it says “enter contestant name” type “Abbey O’Connor” and follow the payment processing.

Email Abbey for more information or to send a check directly for donation. We wish you all the luck, Abbey.