Written by Wendy Kreitzman Saturday, 24 August 2013 00:00
With the dream of one day being crowned Miss Universe, Great Neck college senior Michelle Medoff has won the Miss Long Island 2014 contest, a preliminary contest for the Miss New York USA pageant. And this state pageant is a preliminary to the Miss USA system, which leads to the Miss Universe pageant.
“Winning was unlike anything I have ever felt before,” Medoff told the Great Neck Record. “It was one action packed day … I’ve worked
really hard this past year preparing for this pageant.”
Aside from the grand prize, her new title, Medoff was also named Miss Photogenic at the pageant held on Aug. 11 at the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts.
Medoff, along with Sabrina Franza of Oceanside who won the Miss Long Island Teen 2014 title, will next compete in the Miss New York USA 2014 pageant in January.
Entering her senior year at Hofstra University, Medoff is majoring in broadcast journalism. After gradation, she plans to work as a reporter. Already, she has the job of a reporter’s assistant at News 12.
For her platform for the pageant she chose addiction, hoping to help increase public awareness of this disease. And spending time, too, volunteering. She volunteers for the American Cancer Society and for the Wounded Warrior Project.
Born and raised in Great Neck, Michelle Medoff first entered a pageant age 17 and “instantly fell in love with pageantry.” Taking a few years off to concentrate on school, she is
now very much back in the pageantry circuit.
For her first official appearance as Miss Long Island 2014, on Monday, Aug. 12, Medoff appeared at a Long Island golf club fundraiser to benefit the not-for-profit Hope for Youth.
For the coming few months, she will be busy making several special events and fundraisers.
And come the new year, Medoff will compete in the Miss New York USA contest, place Jan. 17 to 19, at SUNY Purchase.