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Miss Connecticut Contestants Arrive

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.

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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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Contestants for the Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen visit in the lobby soon after arriving 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.

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Contestants Brooke Murdock, 15, of Bristol, Cassidy Molino, 16, right, of Glastonbury visit with Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen Tiana Dyson of New Haven, in the lobby soon after arriving at the Quality Inn Mystic Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

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Miss Connecticut Kaitlyn Tarpey, center, of Stamford, hugs contestant Cynthia Dias, 14, of Wolcott while she and Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen Tiana Dyson, right, 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 Alyssa Taglia of Wolcott stands in the background.

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Contestants for the Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen and their assistants pick up their luggage soon after arriving at the Quality Inn Mystic Tuesday, June 24, 2014 for the activities leading up to the crowning of the winners Saturday, June 28.

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Contestant Tara Shaye Lynch, 13, of Torrington, front left, receives a rose from Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen Tiana Dyson, front right, of New Haven while contestant Gina Salvatore, back left, of Wethersfield, receives a rose from Miss Connecticut Kaitlyn Tarpey, back right, of Stamford as they arrive at the Quality Inn Mystic Tuesday, June 24, 2014.