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From swimsuit competition glamour to parish pulpit clamor

Beauty queen is now a pastor

The Rev. Nicole Lamarche, after some initial skepticism from the congregation, has won over the parishioners of Cotuit Federated Church. Her past as a beauty pageant contestant caused quite a stir when she took over as pastor two years ago. The Rev. Nicole Lamarche, after some initial skepticism from the congregation, has won over the parishioners of Cotuit Federated Church. Her past as a beauty pageant contestant caused quite a stir when she took over as pastor two years ago. (Globe Staff Photo / John Bohn)
By Silvia Spring
Globe Correspondent / March 10, 2009

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COTUIT - On a recent Sunday morning, 30-year-old Nicole Lamarche, a former Miss California, stood before a crowd in a simple clapboard church next to a local watering hole. She wore high-heeled boots, her thin figure draped in a black robe. (Full article: 952 words)

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