NEW YORK (June 19, 2011) — The 71st edition of the Miss New York Pageant concluded
yesterday evening with Miss Southern New York Kaitlin Monte crowned as Miss New York 2011.
The event, held in the St. George Theatre in Staten Island, N.Y., will go down in history as the pageant’s New York City debut.
The pageant had been a fixture in the upstate towns of Olean and Watertown, prior to running in Long Island and Albany. The vintage St. George Theatre has been chosen by pageant operators as the new, permanent venue of the annual event.
Last night’s production was co-hosted by hosted by Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund and Miss New York 2008 Leigh-Taylor Smith.
The first runner-up was Miss Manhattan Mallory Hagan. The other runners-up included:
Each of the women received scholarship prizes. Ms. Monte was presented with an $8,500 scholarship, the largest in the pageant’s history.
Ms. Monte will represent New York in the Miss America Pageant.
Miss New York’s Outstanding Teen Competition is set to take place at the St. George Theatre on June 19.
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