BROOKLYN, NY –October, 2010— Amaris Acosta, the Executive Director of the Miss Brooklyn Scholar ship Organization ( recently announced the crowning of four new queens that will represent the borough on the road to Miss America. Crowned on Saturday, October 9th, at the Brooklyn Music School in Fort Greene, these four amazing ladies beat out a formidable field to take their titles in one of New York’s early preliminary pageants for Miss America. Introducing the new queens in the borough of Kings….

Christina Moore a native of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn is the new Miss Brooklyn for 2011. The Wagner College junior and Brooklyn Cyclones cheerleader is promoting a platform of “Performance with a Purpose,” Brining Sarcoma Awareness to Center Stage (which has her working with the Sarcoma Alliance). Christina brought poise, confidence and talent to the Brooklyn crown, which was passed on from outgoing queen, Mallory Hagan of Bedford Stuyvesant. Ironically, Moore competed against Hagan for the 2010 title.

Carmen Mendoza of Park Slope, Brooklyn is Miss Kings County 2011.  Pursing a Master’s Degree in Journalism from New York University, Carmen is an Executive Marketing Assistant with Ann Taylor Loft and is advocating a platform of “De-stigmatizing Getting Tested,” Carmen hopes to use her new title to continue the fight against HIV/AIDS by dispelling the stigma associated with getting tested and the social taboo of talking about safe sex.

Also earning titles at the pageant was Brittney Hollingsworth as Brooklyn’s Outstanding Teen and Lauren Mollela, Dutchess County’s Outstanding Teen. The “junior” division of Miss America, the Outstanding Teen competition promotes scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for America’s teens. Brittney, a student at the Acorn Community High School,  will travel throughout the Brooklyn community speaking about her platform, “Y.E.S.—Youth Engaged in Service” while Lauren, a Millbrook High School student, will continue the tradition by promoting her platform of “Scoliosis Diagnosis and Treatment” throughout Dutchess County over the next year.

“These four ladies are a wonderful addition to the Miss Brooklyn family,” said Acosta. “We are excited to not only work with Christina, Carmen, Brittney and Lauren, but also to have two shots in each division of bringing the Miss New York title home.”

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