2007-01-12 / Community

Local Girl Dazzles At National Pageant

Emerald Angel Young,an Arverne resident, is poised to become a big star in the showbiz world.

Young, a seven-year-old "triple threat" who enjoys singing, dancing and acting, won the Miss New York title, in every category, against 137 other young hopefuls in the August 2006 American Miss contest. She then represented her state in the November National American Miss Contest, held in Los Angeles. Young was crowned National American Miss in the Princess Division for 2006-2007.

Young, a straight-A student at St. Rose of Lima School in Rockaway Beach, is also involved in volunteer work and has been featured in several TV and radio commercials, including ads for Build-A-Bear and Great Adventure. She is set for a TV appearance on an upcoming series, and is auditioning for movie roles.

Young will also grace the cover of a pageant magazine and is currently working on the photo shoot. She is the daughter of Jennifer Rampersaud-Young and Garnett Young; and the granddaughter of Lorriane and Leonard Rampersaud, Jennifer Rochester and Alfred Young.

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