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Contestants for the Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen competition arrive at the Quality Inn Mystic Tuesday, June 24, 2014 for the activities leading up to the crowning of the winners at the Garde Arts Center in New London Saturday, June 28.

Published: June 24, 2014

Miss Connecticut Kaitlyn Tarpey, left, of Stamford, and contestant Alexandra Giannelli, center, of Watertown, prepare to kiss on the cheek while Tarpey and Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen Tiana Dyson, partially blocked from view, of New Haven stand at the entrance and greet the contestants with a flower as they arrive at the Quality Inn Mystic Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Contestant Krystie Seese, far right, of Naugatuck waits for a moment. Contestants for the Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen arrived Tuesday for the activities leading up to the crowning of the winners at the Garde Arts Center in New London Saturday, June 28.

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