Miss Brooklyn

Friday, October 1, 2010

Applebee's FUN-draiser!

Well, it happened! I have been so, so busy with every aspect of my life, blogging has, unfortunately, fallen to the wayside. However, Miss Brooklyn is still in the house! This past Saturday, I was joined by Joelle (MBOT), Claire Buffie (MNY), Hannah Wright (Miss Metropolitan) and Kim Cantoni (Miss Richmond County) for the Miss Brooklyn Applebee's Fundraiser. Tickets were sold for $10.00 and they included an entire pancake breakfast! All proceeds will be used to provide scholarships for the new Miss Brooklyn and Miss County Queen. We had some awesome ticket sales!

This fundraiser would not have been possible without all of these AMAZING ladies as volunteers! They were there bright and early to serve the guests who are proud supporters of the Miss Brooklyn Organization! Thank you, ladies! Although Claire and I see each other often, we had a blast catching up with Hannah and Kim on what they have been doing since Miss New York! It was no nice to chat about life, school, happenings and even boys! Haha After the breakfast, we all made our way to DSW for a little shoe shopping adventure and even a picture. DSW is an official sponsor of the Miss America Organization. Thank you DSW!!After our Applebee's event, Claire, Hannah and Kim were able to attend the Relay for Life at the World Financial Center Atrium where they were able to join forces with The Mixx to raise awareness for cancer (Read Claire's Blog Here . Unfortunately, since I'm on a mad hunt for a new apartment, I had appointments (that eventually were canceled) to check out some new places. It was a long day!

Now for the sad part.

I am sad. I am officially REALLY sad that my reign as Miss Brooklyn is coming to an end. Next weekend, we will crown the NEW Miss Brooklyn and also another title Miss County Queen!! As I will be competing in Miss County Queen, I will not be able to relinquish my title officially, but I will be there tapping my little toosh off to try and gain another chance to win Miss NY next year!

If you would like to come out to support me, buy some tickets!

Hope all of you are well!!


Friday, August 27, 2010

Let Me Pass You the Maple Syrup!

And another thing....

Join me and Joelle, Miss Brooklyn's Outstanding Teen, on September 25th at Applebee's for our Flapjack Fundraiser! Enjoy a short stack for a tall cause!

Tickets are only $10.00 and the proceeds will be used to benefit the Miss Brooklyn Organization!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Summer H.E.A.T.

Where have I been?! I know.. I know. It has been too long since i've written a blog! Honeslty, though, i've needed a little time to catch up on life these past two months. However, I did have a truly remarkable appearance/experience this past Friday at the Summer H.E.A.T. (Help Employ Ambitious Teens) breakfast at Borough Hall. Summer H.E.A.T. is an organization spearheaded by our borough president, Mr. Marty Markowitz, to help place teens in summer jobs throughout Brooklyn. The jobs that become available in Brooklyn, thanks to many employers who care about the youth in our borough, are often jobs that help the students excell in the particular field they hope in which to some day be a part. Summer H.E.A.T. was able to place well over one hundred teens in summer jobs in 2010. It was such a pleasure to be a part of this wonderful recognition ceremony where so many young adults had the opportunity to be applauded for their hard work. Although Mr. Markowitz was unable to come to the recognition ceremony, our borough deputy president, Mrs. Jvonne Graham, was there in his honor and as a proud supporter of the Summer H.E.A.T. program. After a few words from Mrs. Graham, a former Summer H.E.A.T. success story, a few Summer H.E.A.T. employers and others...they asked if I would recognize the students and our borough president for all of their contributions to our amazing city. I was warmly accepted as the reigning Miss Brooklyn and many people were extremely interested in what it is that I do within our community. It was a great opportunity to promote the Miss Brooklyn Organization and it's ability to help teens and young women in the Brooklyn area succeed as well. I met some truly remarkable young women!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

It's Good to be Miss Brooklyn...

You know... it has taken me a while to realize that being Miss Brooklyn may be the best title in the Miss New York system that i'll ever have. Being the reigning queen of this prideful borough is proving to have some major benefits, but also giving me a huge voice (one i'm not sure I knew I had).
Last Thursday, I was invited by Mr. Brooklyn himself to attend Brooklyn's "Good Beer" event at BAM. It was amazing!! I mean, I have no photos to prove it, but I swear it was a great time! There were representatives from every local beer company there to promote their one-of-a-kind ale and a zillion Brooklyn restaurants to promote their delicious food. I highly recommend it to anyone who has the time next year... for $40, you can taste all of Brooklyn and drink all you want! Now, with that being said, it is also a wonderful networking opportunity. Hanging out with Jeremy (Mr. Brooklyn), I was able to meet a lot of great people in the Brooklyn community.
After the "Good Beer" event, Jeremy and I headed on over to Morton's Steakhouse in DUMBO to attend the American Cancer Society kickoff party! As I said before, I have been invited to be a member of the American Cancer Society's Pink and Black Tie Gala committee for next year. The kickoff party ended up being a small gathering of Brooklyn business owners, public relations representatives and socialites alike. Every person there brought something completely different to the table in hopes of creating something bigger and better than last year's event (which was amazing, by the way). The evening consisted of a small presentation about the Pink and Black Tie Gala and what will be needed to make this coming year another success. I think, and this took a LOT of thought, that I will be a part of the social networking committee (hard one, I know)!! But honestly, I think as much time as I spend updating facebook, twitter, my blog, etc. that I would do a great job promoting the Gala for next year via the web! :) I am actually extremely excited about it.
While at Morton's, I had such an extraordinary opportunity to meet so many people who were interested in the Miss Brooklyn Org. and the possibility of becoming committee members, scholarship donors or even just sponsors! It is amazing how every small opportunity can lead to a world of others. My ability to make the connection and relationship with the American Cancer Society has lead to, not only, personal gain through charity work, but also a trillion networking finds!
Joelle and I have a few appearances coming up, i'll be keeping you updated!

Until then...


Friday, July 23, 2010

Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Take me out to the mouuunnndddd! Watch me throw the first pitch Sunday...i'll be terrible, but it won't matter anyway, 'cause we'll root root root for the home team! If they don't win it's a shame! For it's 1, 2, 3 strikes you're out at the old balll gaaammmmmmmmeee!

Okay- maybe i'm not the best song writer, but you really should come out to support Joelle and I at the Brooklyn Cyclones game this Sunday! Joelle will be singing her rendition of " God Bless America" and I, my friends, will be showing off my not so fabulous pitching skills! Crazy. I know. BUT- it will be so, so, so much fun! I'm especially excited because i've never been to a Cyclone's game and I think it is going to be a blast. But, you should know, I did, buy tickets for Ben and I to attend the Sunday the 8th game! Officially a Cyclones fan, everyone!!

Another exciting appearance coming up for me will be this coming Wednesday July 28 at the famous Morton's Steakhouse in Brooklyn. I am so grateful for the relationship I have been able to build with the American Cancer Society and because of it, I have been invited to be a part of their planning committee for the 2011 Pink and Black Tie Gala (the one I attended in May where I met Stacey London!). THAT is amazing! I firmly believe that Miss America contestants should not confine their volunteer efforts to strictly their platform and I am looking forward to being a voice with ACS!

In other news, Miss Brooklyn is looking for volunteers! There are quite a few positions that we need filled in order to help this amazing local organization grow and therefore succeed. If you know of anyone who would like to be a part and volunteer their efforts for this wonderful scholarship opportunity for women, please email me at MissBrooklyn2010@gmail.com or Amaris Acosta at MissBrooklynOrg@aol.com. We would love some new company!

Can't wait to get you all some pictures!


Monday, July 19, 2010

Oh My Gosh!

Our Captain, here, was the Queen of Silly Bands!
(and also took a real liking to Claire's crown)

Claire and I were able to take some beautiful pictures with the city in the background!
(I spared you the one of me eating the Brooklyn Bridge :D )
I almost forgot to tell you about the fun appearance that Claire and I were able to do before I came home to Alabama for the week! Last Sunday, July 11, Claire and I were fortunate enough to be invited on the Princess and Pirate Kiddie Cruise around Manhattan! Before Miss NY, I was able to book this appearance and then thought it would be so much fun if Claire was able to be a true princess for all of the girls as Miss New York!
We had a great time painting faces, watching puppet shows and signing autographs for all of the children. Claire was so prepared that she brough three of her local crowns so that each young lady would have the opportunity to wear a Miss America crown and take pictures with us!

What was great, though, is that we were able to be a part of not one, but two birthdays! Both young ladies were named Katelyn!
This is Katelyn #1- It was her 6th birthday.

And this is Kately #2- It was her 7th!

We had a great time promoting the Miss America Organization to all of the young ladies aboard the cruise as well as some of the staff! People were very interested in how to become involved in Miss Brooklyn and Miss New York (score!)

Hopefully there are many more wonderful appearances to come between now and the end of my Miss Brooklyn reign!

Catch you next time,


Moving On!

Goodness! It seems that so much has happened for me in the past couple of weeks. It's crazy that it hasn't even been an entire month since Miss New York! When I returned home, I told you all that I had decided to take the leap of faith in to the entertainment industry. Well... it proved to be successful! I was offered a job from the very first audition. Talk about crazy! At first, I decided that I would be taking that job, but as the past week or two has unraveled, I am reconsidering my options. With Radio City Rockette auditions coming up, as well as a few other opportunities for stage, I think I am going to stick around NYC (which is really exciting to me.....and Ben)!!

I will say that I am a little disappointed that making such a rash decision means that I opted out of going to the National Sweetheart Pageant at the end of August. However, I am SO glad that Hannah will be representing the state of NY. I know for sure that she will do an amazing job!

With that being said, I am feeling the itch to start applying to schools for the spring semester. Although I have been doing my fair share of research, there are a few schools in particular that appeal to me! Let's hope that one of them works in my favor. :)

On top of all of that, this means that I have the opportunity to do a preliminary and also be a part of the Miss Brooklyn Pageant in October (originally I was going to be gone)! For all of this, I am very excited.

Now back to the world of Miss Brooklyn, Joelle and I have an amazing appearance this coming Sunday at the Brooklyn Cyclones Game! We will be playing the Staten Island Yankees at 5:00 AND it's Jewish Heritage Night! Wahooo!

Be looking for an update on Monday!

Mucho Amor,