Miss Syracuse 2016 Preview and Predictions

Next weekend is the third annual Miss Syracuse Triple Crown pageant. Eleven beautiful ladies will be competing for one of three crowns, and the chance to continue on and compete at Miss New York 2015. This is the potentially the largest pageant so far in the 2016 season, and it will be exciting to say the least. We already know, afterall, three is a magic number…

This year the eligibilities were extended to offer more opportunities to contestants who are not able to complete in more pageants. Each of the titles have a different regional eligibility, and come with a different set of responsibilities.  The contestant list is made up of three first time competitors, three former titleholders, and two 2016 runner ups (three if you count Lauren twice). The skill levels are diverse, the talents are diverse, and there is no clear “front runner”. It goes without saying that whoever is crowned will go on to make the state proud as representatives of the greater Syracuse region.

Contestants:

  1. Miss Syracuse
    • Erin St. Denis
    • Meghan Sinisi
      • Miss Liberty 2015, NF Talent
    • Erika Merkel
    • Alexandra Canavan
    • Amanda Abdagic
      • Miss Mohawk Valley 2013
    • Maja Bajic
  2. Miss Salt City and Miss Erie Canal
    • Meghan Cahill
      • Miss Altamont Fair 2015
    • Alia Bajorek
      • Runner up at Miss Bluebird
    • Heather Graves
  3. Erie Canal
    • Lauren Schwartzberg
      • Runner up at Miss Bluebird and Miss Queens
    • Taylor Burrows

Predictions

Top: Any of these ladies could go home with a crown, and it would be no surprise if they make up 4/5 of the Top 5 positions. 

  • Meghan Sinisi, Amanda Abdagic, Alia Bajorek, Lauren Schwartzberg

Fringe: These ladies have shown potential, but the competition is strong. Depending on their day-of performance they very well make take a crown, and if not they have high likelihood to place or win side awards. 

  • Heather Graves, Meghan Cahill

As always, a different day, different judges. It is impossible to know who is going to win without knowing exactly what the judges are looking for and how the girls will perform. Strong girls have bad days, new girls can shine, and seasoned veterans are constantly improving. No matter which girls walk away as the newest members of the Miss New York Class of 2016, it’s because they put their heart on the stage and earned it.

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