Miss Brooklyn Scholarship Organization Has Strong Showing at State Pageant with First Runner Ups In Both the Miss and Teen Divisions

BROOKLYN, NY – JUNE 28, 2010— Amaris Acosta and the Miss Brooklyn Scholarship Organization ( are sitting pretty after this weekend’s Miss New York pageant, the state preliminary for Miss America. Taking place at the State University of New York at Albany’s Performing Arts Center, Mallory Hagan, the current Miss Brooklyn, and Joelle Bracco, Brooklyn’s Outstanding Teen, both placed 1st Runner Up in their respective divisions, continuing a tradition of Top Five finishes for the borough. The winner of the Miss New York title was Claire Buffie, Miss Southeast New York while Alison Stroming, Miss Jubilee’s Outstanding Teen took the teen title.

“I am proud of Miss Brooklyn’s legacy,” says Amaris Acosta, the pageant’s executive director. “In the three years we have been back in the borough we have produced one Miss New York and top five finishes at the state level each year, cementing Brooklyn’s status as a powerhouse. I look forward to the continued growth and success of the organization, and could not be more excited to find more talent to showcase for the next year. “

Mallory and Joelle will continue their reigns as the Brooklyn titleholders appearing at various events throughout Brooklyn and New York City including an appearance at the July 25th Brooklyn Cyclones baseball game at MCU Park in Coney Island.

As for Amaris, she is already setting her sites on 2011 with preparation for the Miss Brooklyn pageant, The Outstanding Teen Pageant (for teens 13 to 17) and the reemergence of the Brooklyn Princess Pageant (open to girls ages 6 to 12) and a renewed push for the state title. “It’s Albany or Fuggetaboutit!”  says Acosta.

For more information about the Miss Brooklyn Scholarship organization or to enter one of the upcoming pageants, please visit or email the Executive Director at


Top 5-3rd Runner Up-Jennifer Scacco, 1st Runner Up-Mallory Hagan (Miss Brooklyn 2010), Miss New York 2010- Claire Buffie, 2nd Runner Up- Hannah Wright, 4th Runner Up -Inga Schlingmann

Joelle Bracco is the 1st Runner Up as Miss New York's Outstanding Teen and is currently Miss Brooklyn's Outstanding Teen.

Mallory Hagan, Miss Brooklyn 2010, Prelim Evening Wear Winner @ Miss New York 2010


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