Miss Buffalo 2015

After a three year hiatus, the Miss Buffalo Pageant is back! The 2015 Miss Buffalo pageant was held at the Performing Arts Center at Buffalo State College. There were special performances by the Foxy Diamondz Dancers, Peter Vogt from the High Horse Rock Band, and Matthew Mancuso’s dance troupe.

Contestants

Justine Bessinger

  • Age: 20
  • Education: Buffalo State College
  • Platform: Understanding Minds, Helping Mental Awareness
  • Talent: Dance

Alexandra Casale

  • Age: 22
  • Education: Niagara University
  • Platform: Bella’s Tea Party
  • Talent: Vocal

Ramona Clemens

  • Age: 23
  • Education: Erie Community College
  • Platform: SIDS
  • Talent: Spoken Word

Hannah Cooper

  • Age: 19
  • Education: SUNY Oswego
  • Platform: Cancer Research
  • Talent: Lyrical Dance

Lindsey DelBello

  • Age: 23
  • Education: Ohio Northern University
  • Platform: Cancer Research and Awareness
  • Talent: Dance

Reba Earle

  • Age: 19
  • Education: SUNY Brockport
  • Platform: The Importance of the Arts in Schools for Children
  • Talent: Dance

Adele Jackson-Gibson

  • Age: 24
  • Education: Yale University
  • Platform: Fighting Obesity
  • Talent: Spoken Word

Taisha St. Jean

  • Age: 19
  • Education: Medaille College
  • Platform: Relay for Life: Cancer Awareness
  • Talent: Musical Theater

Emmalee Stawicki

  • Age: 19
  • Education: Canisius College
  • Platform: Driving Safety
  • Talent: Piano

Gabrielle Walter

  • Age: 21
  • Education: Canisius College
  • Platform: One Less: Uncovering Sexual Assault on College Campuses
  • Talent: Vocal

Jessica Westley

  • Age: 23
  • Education: SUNY Cortland
  • Platform: Stroke Awareness & Prevention
  • Talent: Dance

Emerald Wielbon

  • Age: 22
  • Education: Canisius College
  • Platform: Invest in Education: Providing Equal Opportunities, Diversifying the Persepective of Future Leaders
  • Talent

Desiree Wiley:

  • Age: 23
  • Education: Buffalo State College
  • Talent: Dance
  • Platform: Education Changes Everything

Awards:

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4th Runner Up ($1,000 Scholarship): Emmalee Stawicki

3rd Runner Up ($1,500 Scholarship): Lindsay DelBello

2nd Runner Up ($2,000 Scholarship): Emerald Wielbon

1st Runner Up ($2,500 Scholarship): Gabrielle Walter

Miss Buffalo ($4,000 Scholarship): Desiree Wiley

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