Gabrielle succeeds Miss New York 2016 Camille Sims. The preliminary winners of the Miss New York 2017 Contest were Gabrielle Walter, Western New York in Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit and Mackenzie Perpich, Queens in Talent for her Classical Vocal.
The first runner up was Mackenzie Perpich, Miss Queens; the second runner up was Stephanie Meadocroft, Miss Greater NYC; the third runner up was Baylee Simpson, Miss Upstate NY; and the fourth runner up was Ramika Cox, Miss Empire Star.
The Top 11 finalists were: Cedar Chambers, Miss Pride of NY; MacKenzie Perpich, Miss Queens; Shereen Pimentel, Miss Heart of NY; Ashley Marie Davis, Miss Richmond Cointy, and Stephanie Meadowcroft, Miss Greater NYC.
Also: Meghan Sinisi, Miss Centeal NY; Olivia Grant, Miss Thousand Islands; Nina Zesky, Miss Liberty; Ramika Cox, Miss Empire Star; Baylee Simpson, Miss Upstate NY, and Gabrielle Walter, Miss Western NY.
Did you know this ? Miss New York has won the Miss America Crown six times (and is the first state to produce winners three years in a row).