Sunday marked a special day in the Long Island pageantry world, as the region’s newest queens were crowned Miss Long Island and Miss Long Island Teen.
The incoming Miss Long Island 2016 is Hayley Riesel, 23, of Oceanside.
The Miss Long Island Teen 2016 crown went to Brooke Demetri, 16, of Glen Head.
This marked the first year that two former Long Island queens, Jessi (Ricco) Simeone and Sabrina Mastrangelo took over running the pageants as co-directors through their company, Ultimate Crown Productions, Inc.
“Sunday night proved to be a great culmination for all the hard work throughout the year,” Simeone said. “It ended with the crowning of two very special and beautiful girls who will go on to represent Long Island for the next year. Sabrina and I are excited to see what the future holds for Hayley and Brooke.”
The Miss Long Island pageants are held annually at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Other Miss Long Island finalists:
2nd runner up: Paulina Renda of Wantagh
3rd runner up: Kendal Collins of Patchogue
4th runner up: Ashley Thakur of Albertson
Miss Photogenic: Katherine Sreckovich of Glen Head
Miss Congeniality: Tiffany Farrell of Happaugue
Community Queen: Meghan Healy of Nesconset
Director’s Award: Tiffany Farrell of Happaugue
National Pageantry Spirit Award: Danielle Cinone of Smithtown
Other Miss Long Island Teen finalists:
1st runner up: Stephanie Parra of Lake Ronkonkoma
2nd runner up: Kayla Curatola-Morin of Patchogue
3rd runner up: Taylor Yaeger of Dix Hills
Miss Photogenic: Victoria Boccella of Franklin Square
Miss Congeniality: Morgan Coll of Bayville
Community Queen: Stephanie Parra of Lake Ronkonkoma
Director’s Award: Brooke Demetri of Glen Head