Cranston was under the national spotlight when one of its own, Olivia Culpo, won the .
Now, Cranston is the new home to the Miss Rhode Island USA Pageant and Culpo will be crowning the state's next beauty queen on Sept. 9.
The Park Theatre announced that it will be hosting the pageant in a release.
Culpo will leave her New York apartment at Trump Tower to return to the Ocean State in order to pass the crown at the pageant that helped catapult her to stardom in her journey to become Miss USA 2012.
As part of the pageant, a group contestants will compete for the titles of Miss Rhode Island USA and Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2013. Each contestant will also compete for a number of opportunities, including over $1 million in scholarships and prizes.
Tickets to the pageant will be sold at the door on September 8 and 9. Saturday’s portion of the pageant includes preliminary judging and begins at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for Saturday are $30.00. Sunday’s portion of the pageant begins at 2:00 p.m. and will consist of the event’s final judging. Tickets for Sunday are priced at $40.00. For more details on the pageant, please visit www.MissRhodeIslandUSA.com.