I had the pleasure of attending Miss New York 2010 Claire Buffie's send off party for Miss America this past weekend. It was a wonderful gathering of friends and family of the Miss New York Organization. Many of the girls and volunteers I have not seen since the state pageant this past summer so it was also a wonderful reunion of sorts!
We all shared how proud we were of Claire and wished her the best of luck in her final month of preparation for Miss America. It was touching to see how grateful she was for the large turn out of supporters.
Claire also gave us all a sneak peak of her Miss America wardrobe (I cannot WAIT to see her in evening gown- it is going to be STUNNING!) as well as her talent selection. She also talked about how hard she has been working since she won her state title to promote her platform, "Straight for Equality." Claire really has done a remarkable job championing for gay rights and I am so proud of how all that she has done thus far representing the Miss New York Organization. She certainly is going to give everyone a run for their money in Vegas next month!
Best of luck Claire!