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Please contact our Executive State Director, Diane Hardgrove, via email at

I’m honored to serve as the Executive Director for the Mrs. New York America Pageant! As a contestant in this pageant, you will begin your journey to capture the crown of Mrs. New York America, taking one step closer to becoming the next Mrs. America and possibly Mrs. World!

Serving as Mrs. Arizona America 2006, Mrs. America 2006, and Mrs. World 2007 was a supreme honor and privilege.  I will always cherish the incredible friendships I’ve made through this pageant system.  My nomination for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Honorary Chair Southern Arizona Chapter in 2007 and 2008 to help raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness, ringing the bell at NASDAQ on Times Square, and traveling to Russia, Malaysia, and Vietnam were some of my favorite highlights during my reign.   

The woman who wins the title of Mrs. New York America will win recognition and distinction as well as the opportunity to travel (all expenses paid!) to compete for the title of Mrs. America next September!

I truly cannot thank my family and friends enough for making the Mrs. New York America Pageant a reality.  Roy, Mom, Dad, Vic, Grandma Mary, aunts, uncles, cousins, thank you for your continued support and encouragement. I love you all from the bottom of my heart. David and Elaine Marmel, founders of Mrs. America, I have been so lucky and blessed to share this journey with you.  To my dear friends: Di, Jaime, Ali, Victoria, Wendy, Brittany, Kelly, Jody, Hilary, Mai, Caroline, Sibylle, Susanna, Holly, Lisa, Song, Laura, Kopplin family and Maya Palace staff, Mrs. America State Directors, my Mrs. Arizona-America-World sister titleholders, thank you for your amazing friendships and continued support and advice. To our star-studded Judges Panel, former Mrs. New York America titleholders, RIT Inn and Conference Center staff, Rapid Printing, Beyond Photography, Encore Signature Events, Silver Spoon Studio, Taverna Productions, and all of our amazing sponsors, thank you for your tremendous dedication to making the Mrs. New York America Pageant a success!   We are grateful for your continued support and belief in the goals and dreams of the women who enter this pageant.

Diane Hardgrove

Executive State Director


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