This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending my fourth Miss New York pageant, to have the honor of seeing who will represent our Empire State this year in Atlantic City at the Miss America 2015 pageant. Twenty-One girls came to Staten Island to represent their regions, and vie for this prestigious title. Also, fifteen young adults came down to compete for the title of Miss New York’s Outstanding Teen.
Every girl had the opportunity to compete during the preliminary competition on Friday, but only 5 Teen girls and 10 Miss girls were invited back to the stage on Saturday evening. Each girl did wonderfully, and represented her home region well. I had competed with all but six of the girls during my three years competing, and I am incredible proud of them all. I went there with my own ideas of who I wanted to win and who I thought would win, but the results were up to the judges, and when it came to crowning my heart was racing as I sat at the edge of my seat waiting for the results.
Miracle Maker: Dominique, New York City
Scholastic Award: Sarah, Empire Star
Overall Talent Award: Cady Ruth. Flower City
Interview Award: (tie) Alia, Rochester & Sarah, Empire Star
4th Runner Up: Alia, Rochester.
3rd Runner Up: Sarah, Empire Star.
2nd Runner Up: Richmond County, Charista.
1st Runner Up: Morgan Fulton County.
Miss New York’s Outstanding Teen is Cady Ruth, Flower City.
Miss New York
Lifestyle & Fitness– Kira, NYC and Desiree, Finger Lakes
Talent– Jillian, Southern Tier and Cat, Empire Rose
Overall Interview– Kira, NYC
Edith Susskind Community Service Award– Kira, NYC
Miracle Maker Award– Jamie Lynn, Staten Island
MAO CMN Award– Jamie Lynn, Staten Island
MAO Academic Award– Christina, Cosmopolitan
Ken Berry Spirit Award: Cat, Empire Rose
Interview– Sarah, Empire Star
Evening Wear– Jamie H., Liberty
Talent– Anneliese, Flower City
Stephanie, Richmond County
Claudette, Heart of New York
Katelynn, Empire Capital Region
4th Runner Up– Cat, Empire Rose
3rd Runner Up– Jillian, Southern Tier
2nd Runner Up- Jamie Lynn, Staten Island
1st Runner Up– Desiree, Finger Lakes
Miss NY 2014- Kira, NYC