PORTLAND, Ore. - There's a new Miss Oregon following a KATU investigation that led the former title holder, Rachel Berry, to step down.
The new Miss Oregon is Nichole Mead of Newport. Mead is a University of Oregon graduate and has a degree in Psychology with a minor in Communications Studies, according to a press release from the Miss Oregon Scholarship Program.
Mead will receive a $10,000 cash scholarship and will move on to compete in the Miss America pageant in January.
Pageant organizers said they could not find proof that Berry had lived in Oregon long enough to qualify for the competition.
The Miss Oregon Pageant has been in operation since 1947, organizers said in their press release.