Miss New York USA crowned in Purchase
PURCHASE - The new Miss New York USA and Miss New York Teen USA were crowned this weekend at Purchase College.
Nikki Orlando, from Smithtown, was declared the new Miss New York Teen USA while Joanne Nosuchinsky, from Hell's Kitchen, took home the top honors in the Miss New York USA pageant.
The two beat out 200 other young hopefuls from throughout New York on the SUNY-Purchase Performing Arts Stage for the coveted titles. During the two days of intense competing the young women, ages 14 to 26, were judged on three categories; swimsuit, evening gown and interview.
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Both winners will receive $100,000 scholarships. Miss New York USA will also compete in Donald Trump's Miss USA Pageant this summer.