For many years, Miss Buffalo was an active title and would compete for Miss New York State, or even take the local title directly to Atlantic City. In years past, following the dissolution of the former Miss Buffalo official preliminary, winners of the Miss Buffalo Wing Contest had been invited to participate in Miss New York as a local titleholder. In 2012, after Lonna McCary gave up her Miss Buffalo title, the Miss Buffalo Wing contest was no longer permitted to send a contestant at large, and would be required to apply as an official local franchise. At that time, it seemed Miss Buffalo would no longer exist. In fact, Lonna donated her sash to the Buffalo Historical Society!
Thankfully, in 2015 the Miss Buffalo Scholarship Organization was revived as an official preliminary! The Board of Directors welcomes a team of former board members, community leaders, and even a few former titleholders to the team. Needless to say, Miss Buffalo will have a great opportunity to represent Western New York, and make a difference in the community.
To see an extensive list of the Miss Buffalo titleholders of the past, please click here!
Interested in competing in the Miss Buffalo pageant?
Director: La Verne Mosey-Murphy
Eligibility: Must live, work or attend school full-time in the Western New York Area.