Letter From The Director

I’m honored to celebrate my fourteenth year as Executive Director for the Mrs. New York America Pageant, Mrs. New York American, and Miss New York for America Strong Pageants! The beautiful and accomplished women representing New York begin their journey to capture the crown, which is the first step toward becoming the next Mrs. America, Mrs. American, and Miss for America Strong… and possibly the next Mrs. World!

I know firsthand how incredible this experience can be. I was Mrs. Arizona America 2006, Mrs. America 2006, and Mrs. World 2007. Although it took a couple of tries to win Mrs. Arizona, the work and preparation made it an experience of a lifetime possible. I will always cherish the friendships I’ve made through this pageant system. Many wonderful opportunities were made possible because of my involvement as Mrs. America and Mrs. World, like serving as Honorary Chair for Race for the Cure to beat Breast Cancer, ringing the NASDAQ opening bell, and traveling to Malaysia, China, Mexico, Vietnam, Russia, and across America during my reign.

Today I proudly serve on the Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society Dallas Area, Committee Member and Team Leader for Making Strides, and I was just appointed Honorary Chair for the upcoming Making Strides Walk this October. I invite you all to join me this October in Dallas for the Walk!

Although beauty is central to this prestigious organization, it’s essential that there is an authentic connection to family, platform, and community. All participants in this organization are model women with strong character that has led to personal and professional fulfillment. I had the privilege of getting to know each of these ladies, and the Mrs. New York America, Mrs. New York American, and Miss New York for America Strong Systems are stronger because of their involvement.

To Mrs. New York America 2023 Chloe Rosen, congratulations on your outstanding year. You have inspired young women while promoting your platform “Girls On The Run” to educate, encourage, and empower. Wishing you, your husband James, baby Rosen, mom Fran, and family many wonderful blessings ahead.

To Mrs. New York American 2023 Amanda Richie Terzian, cheers on your amazing year. Your platform HeART Health raised awareness, inspired others, and made a positive impact. Congratulations to you, your husband Jim, son James, and mom Judy. Here’s to many more beautiful journeys in the near future.

To Miss New York for America Strong Victoria Treadwell, congratulations and incredible job promoting your platform, “The 4:13 Project” along with The Victoria’s Voice Foundation. You’ve inspired others by sharing your story and placed Top 6 at Nationals! Victoria, you were extremely dedicated this past year and I appreciate all of your hard work. Looking forward to seeing your next chapter unfold.

To my Mom Lorraine DeNigris, Julie Andrecolich, and Kelly Breuer, having your help over the years is a true blessing. Thank you so much for your continuous hard work as my business partners. I appreciate your loyalty and dedication to this organization.

There’s also a number of people who I can’t thank enough: my loving, handsome, and supportive husband Roy, Mom and Dad, brother Vic, sister-in-law Kimmie, nephew Bryson, niece Brynlee, and my late Grandma Mary and Grandma Jean all help make this pageant a reality. I love you all from the bottom of my heart. Elaine Marmel and her late husband David, Founders of Mrs. America, and Mrs. World, I have been extremely fortunate to share many amazing adventures with you. To my dear friends: Susanna, Holly, Kate S, Kate B, Kerry, Emily, Kelly B, Kelly W, Jessica, Amy, Mrs. America State Directors, my Mrs. Arizona-America-World Sister Titleholders, thank you for your love, friendship, and continued support.

Finally, this event is possible thanks to our Judges Panel, Former Queens, our generous Sponsors, and Staff that came together to make this pageant a success! We are grateful for your passion to support the goals and dreams of the women who enter this pageant.

Diane Hardgrove

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