We cleaned up during lunch and headed to the Capital, our second appearance of the day. We had photo ops on the million dollar staircase and met with many of our District Assembly Members and State Senators. I had the chance to talk with my local politicians: Assemblyman Matthew Titone (61st District), Assemblyman Lou Tobacco (62nd District), Assemblyman Michael Cusick (63rd District), and State Senator Diane Savino (23rd District). I even ran into Assemblywoman Janele Hyer-Spencer (60th District) as she was rushing to the meeting. We were honored by being introducted on the floor of the Assembly. During the introduction, I remember looking around the room at all the smiling faces of the Assembly thinking about how proud they were of us. Having this opportunity to represent them at the Miss New York Pageant is truely remarkable.
Our last appearance for the day was with Girls, Inc, a non-profit organization that empowers girls to pursue their dreams and become leaders of tomorrow. They asked us some great questions about the Miss America Organization and even got to try on our crowns and sashes.
Back to the Community Center for dinner and our first rehearsal with the fabulous Kent. Opening number=complete and looking amazing! Can't wait to work on the rest of the show!