In a complete shift (I love this about my job as Miss New York), just before the Christmas holiday, I went to the Big Apple Circus where I was a guest ringmaster! It was so awesome – the Kenyan acrobats, jugglers and clowns, music, humor, miniature horses, crazy handstand man, and Mongolian bendy girls – all of it! I had never been to the circus before (except Cirque du Soleil which is a little different) so it was just a blast. Alison was able to come with me and wave from the audience as well. They handed me the mic and said I could say anything I wanted, so of course I asked everyone to pull out their phones and vote for Miss America! What a great way to end my appearances in 2010.
Alison and I also braved the cold for a few holiday photo attempts at Lincoln Center in our scarves. Mine kind of looks like a neck brace, but I promise, it’s ok. Hahaha J Happy Holidays from Alison and Claire, as well as the entire board of the Miss New York Organization!