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.
In 1998, the Miss Central New York title was awarded with Miss Syracuse. The director, Marie Adornato, was crowned Miss Baldwinsville 1997 at the dual crown the year before, but changed the Baldwinsville title to Central New York. A decade later, in 2007, the Miss Central New York title was given at a dual competition with Miss Upstate New York. The Miss Central Region pageant was held for two years. Then, in 2014, a new Miss Central New York Organization was formed and was dissolve two years later, but the title was quickly picked back up.
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1927 Name Unknown (Competed at Miss America)
1942 Catherine Victoria Zambon (Competed at Miss America)
1962 Cinda Buswell (Top 5)
1967 Barbara Rankin
1968 Cynthia Colby
1998 Meghann McMahon
2007 Marley DelDuchetto
2008 Rhiannon Cosette LaCross (Miss Central Region)
2009 Colleen Gagne (Miss Central Region)
2014 Courtney Sheridan
2015 Katelynn Smith (Top 10)
2016 Nina Zesky (Top 10)
2017 Meghan Sinisi
2018 Alexina Federhen
Note: Neetu Chandak was crowned Miss CNY 2018, but stepped down before the Miss NY competition
2022 Clara Tyrell
2023 Jordan Sanchez