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Miss Long Island 2016 is crowned in Patchogue

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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.

Read their story here.

“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:

1st runner up: Danielle Cinone of Smithtown_TAR0718

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

About the author: Michael White

Michael White is a Bellport resident, longtime newspaper reporter and editor, and the owner of greaterpatchogue.com. Email him your story ideas or tips: mike@greaterpatchogue.com