Derby Chukwudi was crowned Miss New Jersey USA on 19 March 2023 and will represent New Jersey at Miss USA 2023. Born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Nigeria, she attended college in Kentucky and now lives in Hoboken where she is an Investment Strategist within the Global Investment Strategy Group at J.P. Morgan Private Bank.
The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Derby’s state pageant photos.
Lights, camera, action! Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.
Derby was a non-finalist in the 2021 pageant won by Celinda Ortega.