Former Miss Western New York

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!

1927 Betty Schwartz (Competed at Miss America)
1936 Susan Georgianna Green (Competed at Miss America)
1938 Gloria Elizabeth Sheehan (Competed at Miss America)

1989 Maryalice Demler [State Pageant Press Release]

1996 Lisa Wasson
1997 Erin J. Dolan (4th Runner Up at Miss New York)
1998 Tara Neil [Picture]
1999 Detra McTier (3rd Runner Up at Miss New York) [Picture]
2000 Atasha M. Johnson [Picture]
2000 Rebecca Lesniak (Miss Western Region)
2001 Brooke Schwendner
2002  Kristin Rotella
2003 Kristin Rotella (Miss Western Region) (Top 10 at Miss New York)
2004 Brooke Schwendner (Top 10 at Miss New York)
2005 Lindsay Pratt [Picture]
2006 Kathleen Ang [Picture]
2007 Jessica Leigh Filipski

2012 Jesse Ladoue (Top 10 at Miss New York)

2017 Gabrielle Walter (Miss New York)
2017 Courtney Dressler (assumed role)
2018 CJ McDermott

2023 CJ McDermott

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