Participating in pageant has done amazing things in my life. Sure I haven’t won, just yet, but I have learned so much about being a role model, a member of the community, and being a strong, confident woman. I have secure with my body and my intelligence, and can only continue to grow.
As you know, having read my post about it, I watched the Miss New York Pageant last June with my pageant sister Chelsea. We were lucky enough to watch our friends compete, but also watch as Mallory Hagan was crowned. We had gone there rooting for our favorites, but Mallory deserved to win. Now, she is going to represent New York on the Miss America stage on January 12, 2013.
Miss New York is completely based around education. The organization wants to give women the scholarships and guidance they need to succeed, as well as promote community service, good morals, social justice, intelligence, and talent. Mallory is a great definition of all of these things. She is a talented dancer, she is involved with many organizations, has been a supporter of the Dove: “Love Yourself As You Are” Campaign, and is an advocate for the prevention of child sexual abuse. All in all, she is a great role model.
The Miss New York Scholarship Organization provides viable educational opportunities to the young women of New York through scholarships, service and volunteerism. It strives to recognize the intelligence, talent, moral character and personal commitment of its exceptional participants as they pursue excellence. The ladies from across the country will compete in preliminaries for a week before finally stepping on the stage for the televised broadcast. It is up to us to help Mallory be guaranteed a spot in the Top 15, as People’s Choice. Two years ago, Claire Buffie, Miss New York 2010, won this honor. Last year, Kaitlin Monte, was second runner up in the competition. New York has big expectations for our titleholder!
^^This is Mallory’s People’s Choice video. Please take a moment to watch it, and see what a wonderful woman she is. After you watch it, you won’t regret it, be sure to vote! You can click here
to watch it, and vote. =]
After you vote for New York many, many times, I give you permission for vote for Taylor Kinzler, Miss Massachusetts
. Having been born there and all, I’ve been following Taylor closely. (read her blog here
) She is a very good representative of my home state, and although I am proud to be a New Yorker, I wouldn’t mind if Miss Massachusetts took the Miss America crown.