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February 28, 2016

Meet the new Miss Philadelphia

Pottstown native takes home crown

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Miss Philadelphia Julia Rae Schlucter/Twitter

The new Miss Philadelphia, Holly Harrar, pictured left, poses with the outgoing winner, Julia Rae Schlucter.

Attention, Philadelphia: new royalty has been crowned.

The 95th Miss Philadelphia Pageant was held Saturday night at Drexel University, and taking home the crown was Holly Harrar, 22, of Pottstown, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Filling the throne held by last year's winner, Julia Rae Schlucter, of Malvern, Harrar wasted no time making the media rounds, appearing on CBS3 Sunday morning.

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Miss Philadelphia Holly Harrar, pictured left, in the CBS3 studio.

So, what is there to know about the new Miss Philadelphia? A few tidbits:

• She's a student at Shippensburg University

• She's majoring in broadcasting and was nominated for a Mid-Atlantic Emmy for her work on SUTV News

• She's a mentor for the Special Olympics, according to her LinkedIn page, and considers herself a disability advocate, according to her Twitter page, an issue she's covered in student broadcasting

• Jim Donovan of CBS3 seems to think she's got a bright future

What's next for Harrar? She'll compete in the Miss Pennsylvania Pageant in June. If she wins that, she'll represent the Keystone State in the Miss America Pageant in September in Atlantic City, according to the Inquirer.