Runner-up assumes the title after reigning titleholder wins Miss America crown
SEPTEMBER 24 2014— The Miss New York Organization announced today that Jillian Tapper, formerly Miss Southern Tier and 3rd runner up to Miss New York 2014, has accepted the position of Miss New York 2014 following the crowning of Kira Kazantsev, the former state titleholder, as Miss America. This is the third consecutive year that Miss New York has won the title of Miss America. Ms Tapper will represent the organization throughout the duration of her year of service as Miss New York 2014.
“This is a dream come true,” said Ms Tapper. “I am extremely excited about everything that I hope to accomplish during the year. This truly is a life-changing opportunity and I am looking forward to serving this state to the best of my ability.”
Ms Tapper is a world champion baton twirler, mentoring advocate and sports reporting enthusiast. A performer her entire life, she is a natural crowd pleaser and has entertained millions of people over the course of her career.
As the former Feature Twirler for Florida State University’s Marching Chiefs, past Senior Class Council President and member of Alpha Delta Pi’s Executive Council, Ms Tapper has a proven track record for leadership and success. She relocated to New York to pursue a career in Sports Broadcasting and is currently working for The Bleacher Report and just completed an internship for the Mets.
Throughout her year of service, Ms Tapper will promote her personal platform, “Amaze Me,” a mentoring initiative designed to encourage individuals to become mentors in an effort to address our country’s mentoring gap. She hopes to partner as Miss New York with iMentor, the Mentoring Partnership of New York and Mentor Connect to help spread this message to various nonprofit organizations, schools and corporations across the state of New York.
For more information about the Miss New York Organization, please visit www.missny.org. For additional information about Ms Tapper’s personal platform, please visit www.youamazeme.org. To contact Ms Tapper, please go to http://missny.org/contact/.