Reaches Teen New York Final
On Sunday, November 30, at Bishop Ford High School in Brooklyn, the semifinals and finals were held in 3 divisions. 10 - 12 year olds competed for Nationals’ Miss Pre-Teen, NY. 13-15 competed for Nationals’ Miss Jr. Teen NY. 16-19 Competed for Nationals’ Miss Teen, NY. Tiffanie who entered Nationals’ Miss Jr.Teen, NY reach the semifinals by passing a one on one interview with a judge. She was judge on her personality. Tiffanie then received a letter notifying her that she passed the screening, thus moving on to the semifinals. This screening had left them with 305 girls competing in all divisions.
First phrase of the semifinals was each contestant modeling her favorite casual wear outfit on stage. Next was the formal wear competition. Each contestant wore her favorite T-length or full length gown on stage. The Emcee asked each girl a question. Tiffanie’s question was, "What was your most rewarding experience and why?" Her answer was, "My most rewarding experience was, joining the 100th prescient Explorers. We do beach and graffiti clean ups. This is rewarding to me because it lets me know that my neighborhood is beautiful and the beaches are safe for animals and people." After all 3 divisions were finished, they tallied each contestant’s score.
After all their tallying the top 10 finalist were announced. Tiffanie Carman was one of them, for the Miss Jr. Teen NY. All scores were reset to zero, and the remaining contestants were asked another question. The question that Tiffanie received was, "If you could go forward or backward in time, what age would you be?" She replied, " I would go backward to the age of 5. At this time my learning experience at St.Camillus was increasing rapidly from Kindergarten to 1st grade. After all finalist were questioned, the judges voted. Unfortunately Tiffanie did not receive the top title.