Miss Queen City of the Hudson

Miss Queen City of the Hudson

“There she is…” It may seem like a strange piece of pop-culture trivia to recognize this iconic phrase sang by Bert Parks at the conclusion of the oldest American Pageant competition still in existence. For many, this song stays in the collective memory of those that aspired to be crowned a “Miss” of their own county, state or town one day. For these delegates, the pageant stage stands as the symbol of femininity and the pursuit of the American dream; glitz and glamour of stage lights and satin rhinestone sashes, the anticipation of runner-up announcements and the unexpected friendships made […]