Jamie Lynn Macchia, of Staten Island, was crowned Miss New York 2015 at the end of the pageant on June 6, 2015.
About Jamie Lynn Macchia, Miss New York 2015
Previously, Jamie Lynn was crowned Miss Staten Island, during this reign her goal has been to raise funds and advocate for further cancer research funding so that one day no child or family will have to suffer the devastating effects of the disease.
As Miss New York 2015, Jamie Lynn Macchia will advocate for spreading awareness about the Make-A-Wish Foundation in memory of her friend, Dominic.
Macchia will have a few months to prepare for Miss America 2016, where she hopes to be crowned by the reigning Miss America, Kira Kazantsev. The 89th Miss America pageant will be held in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 13, 2015.
The reigning Miss New York USA 2015 is Thatiana Diaz. Both Pageants are different. The winner of Miss USA 2015 will represent the US at Miss Universe 2015 while Miss America doesn’t compete at International Pageants.
The history of New York at the Miss America Pageant
The last year, Kira Kazantsev was crowned Miss America 2015 at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. She was Miss New York. This year’s outcome was a replay of last year’s, when Nina Davuluri was presented the crown from Miss America 2013, the former Miss New York Mallory Hagan.
Miss New York hadn’t won the contest since Vanessa Williams was crowned in 1984. But Williams was forced to give up her title when Penthouse magazine published nude photos of her.