MEDIA ALERT: Miss Brooklyn Scholarship Organization Announces Date for the 2011 Competition

BROOKLYN, NY – SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2010Amaris Acosta, Executive Director of the Miss Brooklyn Scholarship Organization (, announced today that the 2011 Miss Brooklyn and Brooklyn’s Outstanding Teen competitions will be held Saturday, October 9th at the Brooklyn Music School located at 126 Saint Felix Street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

The Miss Brooklyn pageant, which serves as one of the local preliminaries on the road to the Miss America crown, is a scholarship competition that is open to women ages 18 to 24 and teens ages 13 to 17 who meet the residency requirements of living, working or attending school in the borough of Brooklyn. The only requirement to compete is that each contestant must raise at least $100 for Miss America’s official platform, the Children’s Miracle Network.

Acosta is also debuting a new title, Miss County Queen, which is an open competition that will draw contestants from all over New York state. Both Miss Brooklyn and Miss County Queen will be crowned on October 9th.

The Miss Brooklyn pageant has had many successful results including Leigh-Taylor Smith (Miss Brooklyn 2008) who went on to become Miss New York and was the Third Runner Up at Miss America. The most recent Miss Brooklyn, Mallory Hagan, and Brooklyn’s Outstanding Teen, Joelle Bracco, placed first runner up in their respective divisions at the Miss New York pageant this past June.

Interested in being part of the Miss Brooklyn legacy? Contact Amaris Acosta at