Miss Empire Rose/Star 2015

Local Competitions

This past weekend was the 2015 Miss Empire Rose and Empire Star pageant, to find the two new titleholders in the Miss New York Class of 2015. 11063211_734926273283235_573305990_n

Sarah Hreyo, Miss Empire Star 2014, served as the pageant’s main emcee for the evening. She was joined by Katelynn Smith, Miss Empire Capital Region 2014/Central New York 2015 for Evening Gown, and Stephanie Nasadoski, Miss Empire Rose 2005 for On-Stage Question.

After a very successful year as Miss Empire Rose, serving both the capital region and the Westchester region, Sarah has found a way to stay involved in the Empire pageants family. She has set up and graciously agreed to maintain a website dedicated to the Miss Empire Rose and Empire Star pageants.


Upcoming Pageant: Little Miss Colonial Pageant

Community Pageantry
2014 Titleholders at a fundraiser for the Gloversville Senior Center

2014 Titleholders at a fundraiser for the Gloversville Senior Center

Date: March 14th, 2015 at 2pm

Location: The Glove Theater, Gloversville NY at 1pm

Admission: $5

Rehearsal: March 13th, at 6pm at Glove Theater. Optional Workshop at 5:30

Age Groups: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, and 13-16 (teens), 17-24 (Miss). (Boys are also welcome to compete!)

Mission:  To promote self-esteem, confidence and to allow the children a head start into fun community service projects and volunteerism. No child will leave empty handed!


  • Must live in New York State
  • No glitz permitted.
    • Children should be dressed age appropriately. Eyelashes and hair pieces are not permitted for the young contestants. Minimal makeup is acceptable.
  • Must be within the ages of 0-24.

Rehearsal and Optional Workshop – Friday, March 13 at 6pm

  • Opportunity to meet with local and state titleholders from different systems
  • Learn how to walk and practice onstage questions.

The winners and runner ups from each category will be able to participate in community service projects, parades, and other fun events throughout the community!

Required Phases of Competition

  • 0-3: “beauty” only. Contestants should wear Sunday best
  • 3-12: “beauty” and On-Stage Question
  • 13-24: Evening Gown, On-Stage Question, and Private Interview

Optional Categories:

  • Photogenic
  • Talent

There will also be an award for the child who brings in the most donations for our local animal shelters and for the child who sells the most tickets!

Be sure to Like “Little Miss Colonial” on Facebook!

Miss Fulton County 2015

Local Competitions

The Miss Fulton County pageant, inching towards their 50 year anniversary, celebrated their 44th titleholder this weekend at the Gloversville High School auditorium. Their contestant count isn’t always the highest, although it has broke 20 before, because eligibility is limited only to residents of Fulton County. It is one of my favorites, because who better to represent the area than girls who actually live there? The production is always an incredible show, with great emcees, performances, and superior judges.

The five contestants all focused on very unique and different platforms, and performed an assortment of talents. As always, the performances by Miss New York (Jillian Tapper performed her amazing twirl routine) and High Performance Dancers wowed the audience between phases.

Flower City Contestant Preview 2015

Local Competitions

The Miss Flower City Scholarship Organization is hosting their second annual pageant, to choose a young woman to serve as a regional representative at Miss New York.

Last year, Anneliese Trust wowed the audience with her jazz dance to “I Gotcha”, and walked away not only with an interview award and tie for swim suit award, but the Miss Flower City crown. At Miss New York she won the award for the highest non-finalist talent.