20 minutes later... Right after crowning I had my first appearance at a wonderful after party put together by the Miss New York Board! I had the opportunity to spend some time with my Miss New York sisters, including our reigning Miss America, Nia Franklin! The legacies the ladies have left in their wake leave big shoes to fill, but I can't wait to take on the challenge! Furthermore, I had the chance to thank our wonderful judges panel and volunteers for all their hard work and expertise during the week of competition. THEY MAKE IT HAPPEN! Next up was the chance to thank the city of Peekskill Council, Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor for welcoming us with open arms! If you are ever visiting the Hudson Valley stop by Peekskill for some of the nicest people and cutest shops: you might even find me at the next festival!