The Miss Pride of New York pageant is an official local preliminary to the Miss New York and Miss America programs. Each year we award the titles of Miss Pride of New York, Miss Metropolitan and Miss Liberty to three amazing women, who serve the New York State community and their platforms and move on to the Miss New York Competition in May. The Miss Pride of New York Organization was founded in 2015. In our first year, all three of the PONY titleholders made the top 11- with Miss Pride of New York herself, Camille Sims, snagging the coveted title of Miss New York. Camille will go on to compete at Miss America in September.
The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and one of the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available millions in cash and scholarship assistance.
Participating in the Miss America system helps young women pay for college and prepare for a career through hands-on leadership; all while gaining life experience, working on issues of importance to society, enhancing personal and professional skills and developing artistic expression. As a Miss America state license, we are proud to be part of an iconic American tradition of supporting generations of female leadership.
We continue to uphold the unique tradition of the Miss America Organization talent competition, celebrating women in the arts with academic and professional training scholarships.
Making a difference through personal platforms is at our core. From lobbying on Senate floors to developing workshops in classrooms, we seek to enable women to expand their civic impact and reach.