Miss New York USA Pageant

The 200 participants in the Miss New York U.S.A. pageant take the stage. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
Photo Credit: Zak Failla
The Miss New York Teen U.S.A. contestants recite their names. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
Ten semifinalists for Miss New York U.S.A. strike a pose. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
The five finalists for Miss New York U.S.A. before answering the final question. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
Eastchester runner up Jackie Groccia answers her final question. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
All of the participants take the stage for the announcement of the winners. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
Miss Hudson Valley received an award for her score in the evening gown competition. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
The finalists, Nikki Orlando and Jackie Groccia get ready to hear the winner. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
Miss Long Island Nikki Orlando won the Miss New York Teen U.S.A. pageant. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
Nikki Orlando is crowned as the next Miss New York Teen U.S.A. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
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HARRISON, N.Y. – Teens from Eastchester and Ossining were among the five finalists of the Miss New York Teen U.S.A. pageant held Sunday night at SUNY Purchase.

Jackie Groccia, 15, of Eastchester was the runner-up and Brittany Smith of Ossining was fourth runner-up to Long Island-native Nikki Orlando. Joanne Nosuchinsky, representing Hell’s Kitchen, was named Miss New York U.S.A. Each winner beat out 200 other pageant hopefuls, and will represent the state moving forward in the Miss Teen and Miss America competitions.

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