Kristina Blackstock, Miss Thousand Islands, finished behind the pageant winner and new Miss NY, Michelle Sims of New York City.
Kristina Blackstone (Photo: Miss TI Website)
A lot of serious journalists don't like to cover pageants as they think they are out of step with their progressive views towards women.
Sue and Gary Pilon of Watertown Among Those Active in Pageant World
(Pictured with Kristina)
I know the Pilons are very active as well as is their food critic daughter Hungry Shelby
There are still a lot of local angles possible in the coverage. I remember covering them back in the early 80s. They had a swimsuit photo op at the Ramada and I had been asked to get some tape of Miss Syracuse for one of the stations there. Little did I know Vanessa Williams would be such a big deal.
Reminds me of the time Plumpton and I interviewed Seinfeld at the Golden Lion on Arsenal Street. Thought he was funny but had no idea. Wish we still had the film.