Utican Beauty Queens

“The biggest misconception [about pageantry] is that title holders are just pretty girls who stand on a stage and wave.” For Yorkville native Alexandra Sprague, pageants are “not like that at all”. Pageant queens are actually community role models, regional representatives, agents for change, and public figures. “We work hard on our platforms and try …


New York’s Sweetheart ’15

Last year, Jamie Lynn Macchia was 2nd runner up to Miss New York and accepted the title of Miss New York's Sweetheart. She traveled to Hoopston, Illinois to compete with her Sweetheart Sisters in a national pageant, similar to Miss America. New York had made history as the only state to win Miss America three-consecutive …

Fearfully Wonderfully and Beautifully Made: Alisa Vasquez

Congratulations Alisa Vasquez, Miss Upstate New York’s Outstanding Teen, who took the title of Miss New York’s Outstanding Teen this evening.

Although Alisa was fierce and full of confidence on stage, she wasn’t always that way. Thankfully, she has learned to love herself, and wants to teach others to develop their own positive self-esteem as well.

Thank you Lauren Crandall, Miss Upstate New York, for this well written peak into the life and platform of Alisa Vasquez.

Crowning Adventures

alisaWho, you may ask, is this beautiful young woman? Meet Alisa Vasquez, also known as Miss Upstate New York’s Outstanding Teen 2015. My “little sister” this year is such an inspiration for teens across New York. This post is all about Alisa and the amazing young woman she is! A student at Washingtonville High School, Alisa is a 17 year old with a passion for all four points to the crown. A scholar athlete, Miss Upstate New York’s Outstanding teen is a gymnast, track star, National Honor Society member, and is on her school’s High Honor Roll.

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NY Takes On NY USA

This past weekend, three of our beautifully elegant titleholders, all having competed at Miss New York 2014, gave their best shot at another crown-- Miss New York USA.   **Photo Credit: Instagram Miss USA/Universe is similar in theory as the Miss America Organization, but in truth they are two separate world. Christina Moore, Miss Cosmopolitan 2014 …