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.
Fun Fact: Bess Meyerson (the 1st Miss America from NY, 1945) was the tallest Miss America until Colleen Kay Hutchins (NC, 1952)- both stood at 5’10. But when Tawny Godin (2nd Miss America from NY) was crowned in 1976, NY regained the Tallest Titleholder honor for many years. She was 5’10 1/2.
If you have any additional information about the titleholders below, please let us know!
1974 Mary Malesky (Miss Saratoga County)
1975 Tawny Elaine Godin (Miss America)
1989 Jeanne-Marie Markwardt (Miss Greater Saratoga) [Press Release] [State Pageant Press Release]