2022 Miss New Jersey

Augostina Mallous

Miss New Jersey 2022

School: Hofstra University

College Major: Journalism

Scholarship Winnings: $40,000

Scholastic Honors: Dean’s List, Provost Scholarships, National Communications Honors Society – President

Career Ambition: Magazine Editor

Talent: Dance

Social Impact Initiative: Human trafficking is the second most profitable illegal industry in the world, and too many people are unaware of the dangers and prevalence that it plays in our own communities. It is my mission to educate everyone that I encounter about modern-day slavery, and to advocate and lobby for stronger legislation that supports victims and survivors.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? “Just do it.” – my Nike sweatshirt