Local Titleholders

Meet the girls who are doing great things in your area.

Each of these local title holders are involved in their communities, creating change and advocating for their personal platform.  Take a look at what they fight for, and find out how to join their cause by visiting their blogs and websites.

These women are among the brightest young ladies in our state and doing admirable work every day.  Each title earns them a scholarship towards their own self improvement through higher education while further providing venue for advocacy .  Their ambitions toward the Miss New York crown are driven by a desire to achieve individual growth and make a difference in society.

2012 Local Titleholders
The following women will compete at this year's 2012 Miss New York Pageant.
Find out how to enter a local!

Follow all the girls on Twitter!

  • Miss Thousand Islands, Allison Carlos
  • Miss Buffalo, Lonna McCary
  • Miss Staten Island, Jamie Lynn Macchia
  • Miss Richmond County, Stephanie Accardo
      • Platform: Everybody Knows Somebody: Bringing Awareness to Eating Disorders 
      • Facebook
  • Miss Brooklyn, Maria DeSantis
  • Miss Kings County, Jaleesa Peterkins
  • Miss Niagra, Desiree Wiley
      • Platform:  Understanding the Importance of Organ, Eye, Tissue and Blood Donation
      • Facebook
  • Miss Fulton County, Colleen Gagne
      • Platform:  Let's Talk: Battling Depression
      • Facebook
  • Miss Finger Lakes, Lorna Rose
      • Platform: Breaking the Silence to End Violence: Speaking Up Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse
  • Miss Empire Rose, Danielle Trumbull
  • Miss Empire Star, Katelynn Smith
  • Miss Mohawk Valley, Courtney Sheridan
      • Platform: Silence Hides Violence: Speaking Out Against Teen Dating Violence
      • Official Website
  • Miss Manhattan, Katie Berry
  • Miss New York City, Mallory Hagan
      • Platform: Child Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention
      • Official Blog
  • Miss Gotham City, Acacia Courtney
  • Miss Metropolitan, Shannon Oliver
      • Platform: Everyone Has a Story: Cultural Togetherness
  • Miss Western NY, Jesse Ladeau
      • Platform: Volunteerism: The Movement Starts With You
      • Official Blog
  • Miss Verizano, Christina Moore
      • Platform: Performer With a Purpose: Bringing Sarcoma Awareness Center Stage
  • Miss Bronx, Nardeen Billan
      • Platform:  Suicide Awareness: Open the Discussion
  • Miss Liberty City, Jessica Johnson
      • Platform:  Domestic Violence: Awareness and Prevention
  • Miss Greater Rochester, Katie Guevarra
      • Platform:   
  • Miss Upstate New York, Rayna Reid
      • Platform:  Let's Graduate: Be C.O.O.L Stay In School
  • Miss Long Island, Daphaney Jacquitte
      • Platform:  Invest In Our Future: Mentoring Young Kids
  • Miss Southern New York, Mikhaila Leinbach
      • Platform: Volunteerism

Becoming A Local Titleholder
If you are between the ages of 18-24 and live, work, or go to school full-time in the state of New York, you could compete to become the next Miss New York.  That's right, you are only two steps away from the chance to capture the Miss America crown.

Local competitions include the following phases of competition: Interview, Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimwear, Talent, Onstage Question, and Evening Wear. 

Every local competition awards a scholarship to the winner and runners up.  Many give awards to those with the highest score in each category.

Learn more about how to become a local titleholder so you can make a difference in your community, and take your shot at the Miss New York 2012 crown.

Nervous?  Have questions?  Email me at missny2011@missny.org. From where to find the right shoes to how much a good gown should cost, I work with interested contestants to defog the mystery of competing.  I won't charge you a dime.  Everyone deserves to be shown the ropes!

2011 Local Titleholders
The following titleholders competed at the past summer's 2011 Miss New York Pageant.

  • Miss Thousand Islands, Morgan Bocciolatt 
  • Miss Buffalo, Desiree Wiley
      • Platform:  Understanding the Importance of Organ, Eye, Tissue and Blood Donation
  • Miss Brooklyn, Christina Moore
  • Miss Kings County, Carmen Mendoza    
  • Miss Forest Queen, Allison Carlos 
      • Platform:  Finding Your Fulfilling Cause
  • Miss Staten Island, Maria DeSantis   
  • Miss Richmond County, Amanda Alicea   
      • Platform:  Strength in Knowledge: Women Fighting Cancer Together
      • Official Website
  • Miss Fulton County, Kieren Sheridan   
  • Miss Finger Lakes, Charlotte Booth   
      • Platform:  Peer, Community, and Family Influence on Curbing Substance Abuse
      •  Official Blog
  • Miss Empire Rose, Colleen Gagne    
      • Miss Empire Star, Jennifer Pollard    
          • Miss New York City, Hannah Wright
              • Platform:  The Next Generation: Empowering the Leaders of Tomorrow
          • Miss Manhattan, Mallory Hagan
          • Miss Southeast New York, Amanda Mason    
              • Platform:  Middle School Movement: Reaching Youth Before Drugs Do
              • Official Blog
          • Miss Metropolitan, Tara Szcezpanski
              • Platform:  S.P.E.A.K: Suicide Prevention, Education, Awareness, and Knowledge
              • Official Blog
          • Miss Queens, Nardeen Billan    
          • Miss Liberty, Kimberly Cantoni   
              • Platform:  T.E.A.C.H: Tobacco Education Awareness for Children's Health
              •  Official Blog
          • Miss Greater Rochester, Chelsea Prophet 
            • Miss Southern New York, Kaitlin Monte    (ooh, that's me!)
                • Platform:  Breaking Down Bulling
            • Miss Greater Gotham, Kasey Elise Waters
                • Platform:  "Steps For a Cure" Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
            • Miss Five Boroughs, Kate Perkins
            • Miss Mohawk Valley, Lynn Tryon