VIDEO: Claire Buffie – Miss New York 2010

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As spoken by Miss New York 2010, Claire Buffie in her "America's Choice" video:

"...those experiences as Miss New York have been unforgettable.  But what I have to remember is that at the end of the day, I come home and all this comes off.  The sash comes off, the earrings come out, and what I am left with is just me. And that's where I see the importance of just being.

BE who you are, BE confident, and BE real.  BE the nerd who works at the Genius bar at Apple and then comes home to watch Dancing with the Stars with her roommates.

BE the change you wish to see in the world and be PRESENT in the moment.  That's what I am, that's I strive to be!"

I was able to catch up with Claire back home in New York to talk about her Top 12 finish at Miss America 2011.   Check out the exclusive interview with Miss New York 2010, Claire Buffie -- sash off, being real, and in the moment -- but WITH earrings on 😀

-Will the Pageant Guy

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