Let’s Dance!

The preliminary competition for Miss New York USA had concluded, and I was excited to have some downtime before the evening festivities. Still at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, I waited with the other Miss contestants to board the buses, which would take us back to the host hotel, Crowne Plaza White Plains-Downtown.Continue reading “Let’s Dance!”

Hello, Judges

It was the morning of January 17th, 2020 – the first day of the preliminary competition for Miss New York USA.  The part of the competition that would be completed today was the preliminary private interview with the judges, and following the interview would be information about the next couple of days and rehearsals. TheContinue reading “Hello, Judges”

Almost Pageant Weekend!

Miss New York USA was quickly approaching, and I was getting more excited by the minute!  At the Pre-Pageant Orientation, we learned the opening dance number and were sent the instructional video to practice. For those who attended the pre-pageant orientation, we self-selected our dance group of easy, medium, hard, and elite. Upon receiving and watchingContinue reading “Almost Pageant Weekend!”

Baby Steps

I completed the Miss New York USA Pre-Pageant Orientation, but my orientation day was not yet done! I had signed up for a walking class through Prepare To Win. As a first-time contestant, I knew nothing about the pageant walk. I had investigated working with a coach, but given the cost of the coach, theContinue reading “Baby Steps”

Zip Me In

It’s been a while since I’ve been gown shopping, and even though I rarely have a reason to wear a gown, it’s so exciting when I do. Now that I purchased my cocktail dress and swimsuit for Miss New York USA, it was time to shop for the most glamorous part of the competition. IContinue reading “Zip Me In”


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