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Miss New Jersey, Hoboken Resident, Sets Sights On Miss USA Crown
Derby Chukwudi is proud to represent the Garden State.
Chukwudi, a Hoboken resident, is Miss New Jersey 2023 and will be competing at the Miss USA pageant on Friday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. in Reno airing on The CW.
Chukwudi, will be competing against 50 other women (including Washington, D.C.'s winner) for the title.
"It feels amazing," Chukwudi said of her title. "It's definitely been an honor to represent the state of New Jersey and be a beacon of hope and inspiration to young people. I am grateful for the opportunity.
Wanting to step out of her comfort zone, Chukwudi, who was raised …
North Jersey Magician Wows At 'America's Got Talent' Finale
When it comes to card tricks, Anna DeGuzman cannot be topped.
The 25-year-old Bergen County native appeared again on the "America's Got Talent" finals on Tuesday, Sept. 26, saving her biggest card trick for last. On Tuesday's episode, DeGuzman decided to involve everyone with her card trick: the judges, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara, the host, Terry Crews and even the audience.
DeGuzman, a Bergenfield native, gave each audience member and the judges envelopes with cards. She tasked them with taking one card and putting it in an envelope while Crews shuffled a deck…
Don't Miss NJ Seniors Competing On 'Golden Bachelor' Premiering This Week
Three New Jersey women are among the 22 seniors competing on a brand-new Bachelor show premiering this week.
The "Golden Bachelor," starring Gerry Turner, will air Thursday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Three of the contestants hail from New Jersey. They are:
Anna, 61, a retired nutritionist from Summit
Maria, 60, a health and wellness director from Teaneck
Theresa, 69, a financial services professional from Shrewsbury
These accomplished golden ladies will take time away from their established home lives, friends and family, in the quest to rediscover love — and perhaps even themselv…
North Jersey Magician Advances To 'America's Got Talent' Finals
Anna DeGuzman is continuing to wow America with her magic skills.
The 25-year-old Bergen County native appeared again on "America's Got Talent" on Tuesday, Sept. 12, and on Wednesday, Sept. 13, found out she had made it to the finals.
On Tuesday's episode, DeGuzman, a Bergenfield native, did card tricks for the judges, Simon Cowell, Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. Despite Cowell and Vergara trying to throw her off, DeGuzman was able to find their cards and had Klum pull her card out of her mouth.
"I call that card the queen of Covid!" Mandel exclaimed.
For Mandel, she had him …
NJ Pizzerias Named Best For Regional Style Are Nowhere Near NYC
They might be deep in New Jersey, but they've sure got New York state of mind.
Six pizzerias, most in the central part of the Garden State, have been crowned by the Washington Post as having the best New York-style pizza.
The eateries earned recognition as part of a new national database by the Post that categorizes the best restaurants in each state specializing in Chicago, Detroit, Neapolitan, New York, Roman, Sicilian, and Tavern-style pizza.
According to the rankings, the pizzerias that are pros at serving up NY-style pies are:
Roma Pizza, Ocean City
Rome Pizza, Dunellen
Meet Idina Menzel In North Jersey
Idina Menzel is keeping her new book all in the family.
Menzel, who starred in "Frozen" and won a Tony Award for "Wicked" is signing copies of her book "Proud Mouse", which she co-wrote with her sister, Cara Mentzel, on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. at Books and Greetings in Northvale.
In "Proud Mouse", Cara, a mouse, attends her first day of school and finds she is constantly compared to her talented sister Dee, forcing Cara to find the confidence to be able to stand on her own two feet, according to a synopsis. The book is a sequel to "Loud Mouse," which was also written by the sisters.
Meet Celebrity Fitness Guru Cody Rigsby In North Jersey
Cody Rigsby, a former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant and Peloton superstar, is coming to Bergen County for a book signing.
Rigsby will be signing copies of his new book, "XOXO, Cody: An Opinionated Homosexual's Guide to Self-Love, Relationships, and Tactful Pettiness Hardcover" on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. at Books and Greetings in Northvale.
In the book, which is dedicated to Britney Jean Spears, Rigsby chronicles his journey growing up gay and poor in North Carolina to moving to New York, where he went from a dancer struggling to get by to becoming a fitness icon, according to a syn…