This weekend marked the start 2nd annual Miss Buffalo Scholarship Competition under the new direction of Michael Terragnoli and Michael La Rocca. This local has one of the longest running history in the Miss New York pageant with many titleholders competing in Miss America and Miss New York (See the history HERE). The pressure was on for the women competing at the Buffalo State College Performing Arts Center Sunday February 28th.
Excerpt taken from Miss Buffalo MAO review by Sarah Soltish. Read more about her personal experience on her blog.
This weekend is the second annual Miss Buffalo pageant under the current director. The team has grown significantly since last year, and has great talent behind the scenes to make sure the Miss Buffalo pageant is a success. There are 17 ladies from Western New York competing for the coveted crown and chance to continue to the Miss New York pageant in May.
The Miss Buffalo pageant is one of the longest running (non-consecutive, with gaps and different directors) pageants in the country, with an extensive legacy and a handful of strong titleholders making a splash at Miss New York each year. Many Miss Buffalo titleholders have gone on to represent Buffalo at Miss America and others have captured the Miss New York crown. It is also one of the largest providers of scholarships in the local circuit, awarding $4,000 to the winner and more to the runners up. The Miss Buffalo title is a limited title, open to girls in Western New York only, with hopes of encouraging a stronger sense of pride towards their titleholder in the community.