Former Miss Buffalo

Each year one girl will walk away with a local crown, compete at Miss New York (possibly win!), and at the end of her year- she will pass the crown on to the next girl. But these amazing, smart, beautiful, and talented women should not be forgotten. They are an important part of the Miss New York legacy.

If you have any additional information about the titleholders below, please let us know!


1922 Bertha Rent (Competed at Miss America)
1923 Irene Knight (Competed at Miss America)
1926 Kay Armstrong (Competed at Miss America)
1930 Ann Space
1934 Jean Taylor Beard
1944 Martha Lockard
1959 Dorothy Stearns
1961 Jane Connelly (1st Runner Up)
1962 Penelope Martin (Swimsuit Prelim, Top 5)
1963 Mary McCarthy (Swimsuit Prelim, 2nd Runner Up)  and/or Sharon Strait
1965 Josephine Marino
1966 Mary Ward
1967 Karen Ann Koegler
1968 Susan Marie Garvey
1969 Kathleen Barbara Ann Kapinski
1970 Marilyn Scappechio
1971 Lynne Marschall
1972 Judy Jane Jack (2nd Runner Up)
1973 Bonnie Ann Wingerter (3rd Runner Up)
1974 Susan Makai
1975 Charlene Lauria
1976 Terrie Ann George
1979 Suzanne Lynn Bannister
1980 Denise Margaret Daniels
1981 Debra Parker
1982 Patricia Latini
1983 Carol McCaa
1984 Patricia Latini
1985 Jill Privateer (Miss New York)
1986 Cynthia Ratajczak (2nd Runner Up)
1987 Kathleen Marie Kelly
1988 Gail Decker
1989 Elizabeth DiStasio
1990 Maryalice Demler (Miss New York)
1991 Deanna Lee Demmin
1992 Angela Kim
1993 Jennifer Dittmar
1994 Lisa Burczynski
1995 Elaine Dalbo
1996 Kimberly Piazza
1997 Detra McTier
1998 Kimberly Piazza
1999 Rebecca Lesniak
2000 Krista Robusto
2001 Rebecca Lesniak
2002 Jennifer Farnham
2003 Maia Evwaraye-Griffin
2004 April Hayes
2005 Jean Marie Lester
2006 Emilee Ballero
2007 Amber Lindke
2008 Chelsea Prophet
2009 Jennifer Starkey
2010 Nina Pierino
2011 Desiree Wiley [Headshot]
2012 Lonna McCary
2015 Desiree Wiley (1st Runner Up)
2016 Baylee Simpson (1st Runner Up)

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