Miss New York Class of 2016

Get to know the Miss New York Class of 2015, and
follow them on their journey to Miss New York!

Miss New York Class of 2016


Apple Festival: Abigail Hoag

abbyhPlatform: Reach Out a Hand: Preventing Teenage Suicide
Talent: Dance
Social Media: Facebook
Exclusive: Bio | Interview


Bluebird: Gabrielle Walter

PlatformSpeak Up, Step Forward: Uncovering Sexual Assault on College Campuses
Talent: Vocal
Social Media: Public Facebook | Personal Website | Public Twitter
Previous Miss New York Experience:
Exclusive: Bio | Interview


Buffalo: Baylee Simpson

Platform: The CREATE Initiative
Talent: Ballet En Pointe
Social Media: Facebook
Previous Miss New York Experience:

  • Miss Fulton County 2015

Exclusive: Bio


Central New York: Nina Zesky

4e589267bf297d163b43f5ebce81d1b9 (1)Platform: Easy as ABC: Protecting Children Through Improved School Security
Talent: Acro-Jazz
Social Media: Public Facebook
Previous Miss New York Experience:

  • Miss Salt City 2014
  • Miss Heart of NY 2015, 2nd Runner Up; Miss New York’s Sweetheart, Top 15

Exclusive: Bio | 2014 Interview


Colonial: Lauren Crandall

Platform: Helping Students Thrive: it’s EASY
Talent: Vocal
Social Media: Facebook
Previous Miss New York Experience:

  • Miss Mohawk Valley 2014
  • Miss Upstate New York 2015
    Exclusive: Bio | Interview


Copper City: Ashley Davis

Platform: Memories Matter: Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness & Support
Talent: Dance
Social Media: Facebook
Previous Miss New York Experience:


Crown City: Lauren Schwartzberg

Platform: Mental Illness is NOT a Character Flaw
Talent: Monologue
Social Media:
Previous Miss New York Experience:

Exclusive: Bio |


Empire Rose: Amanda Abdagic

Platform: Say NO to Bullying
Talent: Original Monologue
Social MediaWebsite |
Previous Miss New York Experience:

  • Miss Mohawk Valley 2013
    Exclusive: Bio |


Empire Star: Emily Drooby

Platform: Paws for Patriots: Serving our Wounded Veterans
Talent: Vocal
Social MediaWebsite |
Previous Miss New York Experience:

Exclusive: Bio |


Erie Canal: Jessica Brosofsky

Platform: Reading is Fundamental
Talent: Jazz Vocal
Social MediaWebsite | Public Facebook
Previous Miss New York Experience:

Miss Onondaga County 2015
Exclusive: Bio |


Excelsior: Jillian Larson

Platform: Be Smart and Keep Art
Talent: Vocal
Social MediaLocal Facebook | Website |
Previous Miss New York Experience:

  • Miss Finger Lakes OT 2015, 3rd RU

Exclusive: Bio | Interview


Flower City: Ashley Thakur

Platform: Raising STD Awareness & the Prevention of Unwanted Pregnancy in Teens
Talent: Violin
Social MediaWebsite | Facebook
Previous Miss New York Experience:

Exclusive: Bio |


Finger Lakes: Allison Carlos

Platform: Fostering a Favorable Future
Talent: Dance
Social MediaWebsite | Blog | Facebook
Previous Miss New York Experience:

  • Miss Thousand Islands 2015, Top 10
  • Miss Thousand Islands
  • Miss Forrest Queen
  • Exclusive: Bio |


Fulton County: Lexi Swatt

Platform: Love Yourself: Promoting Self-confidence in Girls and Women
Talent: Vocal
Social MediaWebsite | Facebook
Previous Miss New York Experience:

  • Miss Fulton County’s Outstanding Teen 2011
    Exclusive: Bio |


Greater New York: Olivia Martin

Platform: Arts Through Education
Talent: Speed Painting
Social Media:
Previous Miss New York Experience:

Exclusive: Bio |


Heart of New York: Khadijah King

Platform: LifePreneur: Giving Girls & Women Tools to Market their Talents
Talent: Classical Cello
Social Media:
Previous Miss New York Experience:

Exclusive: Bio |


Liberty: Rose Bolella

Platform: Changing Minds Changing Lives! Erasing The Stigma Against Mental Illness
Talent: Dance
Social Media:
Previous Miss New York Experience:

Exclusive: Bio |


Manhattan: Mackenzie Perpich

Platform:
Talent: Vocal
Social Media: Website | Facebook
Previous Miss New York Experience:

  • Miss Cosmopolitan 2015, Prelim Talent, Overall Interview, 3rd Runner Up
    Exclusive: Bio | Interview


Metropolitan: Willa Hahn

8584_10152321345240353_761204037_nPlatform: Youth Involvement in Politics
Talent: Vocal
Social Media: Facebook
Previous Miss New York Experience:

  • Miss Erie Canal 2014, Top 10

Exclusive: Bio | Bomber Beauties | Interview


Mohawk Valley: Alexandra Harvey-Sprague

Platform: Raising Awareness for Self-Harm
Talent: Dance
Social Media: Website | Facebook
Previous Miss New York Experience:

Exclusive: Bio |


AbbeyNNew York State Fair: Abbey Naumowicz

Platform: Just the Way You Are
Talent: Vocal
Social Media: Blog |  Public Facebook
Previous Miss New York Experience:

Exclusive: Bio | Interview


Niagara Frontier: Cedar Chambers

Platform: Be the Change you Want to See in the World
Talent: Vocal
Social Media: Facebook | Facebook | Blog
Previous Miss New York Experience:

Exclusive: Bio | Interview


Pride of New York: Camille Sims

FingerLakes_Camille-SimsPlatform: Fighting Hunger and Homelessness
Talent: Vocal
Social Media: Facebook
Previous Miss New York Experience:

  • Miss Finger Lakes 2013, Top 10

Exclusive: Bio |


Queens: Li Ling Rivera

12004740_604296966339541_1787675663650060364_nPlatformFinding a Voice for Young America
Talent: Piano/Dance
Social Media:
Previous Miss New York Experience:

Exclusive: Bio | Interview


Richmond County: Cassie Paradise

Platform: Turn the Label into Able
Talent: Dance
Social Media: Website | Facebook
Previous Miss New York Experience:

  • Miss Southern Tier 2015, People’s Choice/Top 11
    Exclusive: Bio | Interview


Salt City: Meghan Cahill

Platform: Man I Feel Like a Woman: Empowering Women with Self-Defense
Talent: Original Monologue
Social MediaWebsite | Public Facebook
Previous Miss New York Experience:

  • Miss Altamont Fair 2015
  • Exclusive: Bio | Interview


Staten Island: Heather Wolf

Platform: Suicide Prevention: You Cannot Be Replaced
Talent: Original Monologue
Social Media: Website | Public Facebook
Previous Miss New York Experience:

Exclusive: Bio |


Syracuse: Meghan Sinisi

Platform: Autism Awareness
Talent: Baton Twirling
Social MediaWebsite | Public Facebook
Previous Miss New York Experience:

  • Miss Liberty 2015, NF Talent
    Exclusive: Bio


Thousand Islands: Kristina Blackstock

Platform: Happy = Healthy: Healing Sick Children One Smile at a Time
Talent: Vocal
Social MediaWebsite | Blog Facebook
Exclusive: Bio | Interview


Upstate NY: Shelley Jain

Platform: Students Partnering and Reaching Kids
Talent: Bollywood Dance
Social MediaWebsite | Facebook
Previous Miss New York Experience:

Exclusive: Bio |

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