CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Cranston is holding a homecoming for the newly crowned Miss USA at which she will be presented a key to the city.
Olivia Culpo, a Cranston native who represented Rhode Island in the pageant, will also have a tree planted in her honor.
The public is invited to attend the celebration at City Hall on July 6. The marching band from Cranston East and West high schools will perform.
The 20-year-old sophomore from Boston University was named Miss USA earlier this month. Miss Pennsylvania later resigned her crown, claiming the pageant had been rigged
Cranston Mayor Allan Fung has said the city is proud of Culpo for winning the title.
Culpo has also been announced as a participant in Bristol’s famous Fourth of July parade.