This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending my fourth Miss New York pageant, to have the honor of seeing who will represent our Empire State this year in Atlantic City at the Miss America 2015 pageant. Twenty-One girls came to Staten Island to represent their regions, and vie for this prestigious title. Also, fifteen young adults came down to compete for the title of Miss New York’s Outstanding Teen.
Every girl had the opportunity to compete during the preliminary competition on Friday, but only 5 Teen girls and 10 Miss girls were invited back to the stage on Saturday evening. Each girl did wonderfully, and represented her home region well. I had competed with all but six of the girls during my three years competing, and I am incredible proud of them all. I went there with my own ideas of who I wanted to win and who I thought would win, but the results were up to the judges, and when it came to crowning my heart was racing as I sat at the edge of my seat waiting for the results.