Hello everyone, I apologize for the delay in posting a blog about my experience at Miss New York. Truth is, I couldn't come up with a way to write about my experience that week, I feel that words won't even be able to do it justice. I'm sure you're all wondering about it and I'm a big believer in telling stories in pictures...so that's how I've decided to share that week with you!
But first, I just wanted to express how blessed I am to have been given the opportunity to compete for my dream and honored to have stood on that stage with the 25 other beautifully talented women. The week went by so fast, but it was an experience of a lifetime and one that I will cherish forever. A special thanks to everyone that helped me prepare for Miss New York, including Kathleen Piccirillo, Janet Murphy, David Curtiss at Progressive Fitness Training, Alayne Curtiss at Make Me Fabulous, Capital Region AFSP Board of Directors, and of course my parents (I love you!) - thank you all so much for helping me feel better than ever about myself! Also, a huge thank you to the Miss New York Organization for making Miss New York week and the pageant so memorable - it literally wouldn't be possible without you! A huge congratulations to Miss New York 2012, Mallory Hagan, your journey to becoming Miss New York is a prominent example of where persistence can lead you, you're going to have such a fabulous year and I can't wait to see how great you're going to be at Miss America in January!!
So, without further adieu...ENJOY!
|Lifestyle & Fitness|
|First Day at Miss New York|
|Settling in with all the girls|
|Departing the hotel|
|Mr Empire Rose at Mr New York|
|Ready to go!|
|Parents at Visitation Night 1|
|The Empire Rose Group|
|Miss Empire Rose Princess|
|Jan & Poppy on the final night|
|Miss Empire Rose Outstanding Teen, now Miss New York's Outstanding Teen 2012!|
|Colleen (Fulton County), Kaitlin (Miss New York 2011), and myself at the Gala|
|OH and Happy Father's Day Daddy!|