OCEAN CITY — The new Miss Ocean City 2015 is Kendall Coughlin. Coughlin was crowned Saturday, Aug. 9 during the 45th annual pageant inside the Ocean City Music Pier.

Emily Aita was named fourth runner-up. Third runner-up was Miranda Schumacher. Second runner-up was Abby Montemurro. BriarRose Ginn was named first runner-up.

Other award winners were: Parade – Emily Aita; People's Choice – BriarRose Ginn; Hostess – Nicole Bachich; Swimsuit – Kendall Coughlin; Talent – Abby Montemurro; Interview – BriarRose Ginn; and Poise (evening gown and onstage question) – Kendall Coughlin.

This year’s pageant theme was “American Idol.” Other contestants included Samantha Del Sordo, McKayla Perry, Isabella Rose and Jayne Snyder.

The pageant is sponsored each year by the Exchange Club of Ocean City, which generates the majority of scholarship money. Other scholarship money comes from general donations and ads in the program book.