Former Miss Yonkers

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.

The inaugural Miss Yonkers pageant was surrounded with controversy. Initially, Carol Florence is crowned with Emma Soltis as a first runner up. Carol is later disqualified for being underage, and Emma accepts the title until the judges come forward and admit Carol’s sister Florence was actually the first alternate. The controversy resulted in a new pageant being held. To read more, click here.

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


1924 Florence Kreisler (Competed at Miss America)
1925 Wilma Engle (Competed at Miss America)
1926 Catherine Kennedy (Finalist at Miss America)
1927 Emma Sackett (Competed at Miss America)

1962 Margeruite Clowery (Miss East Yonkers)

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