The winners of the 2020 Miss Long Island pageant have been crowned!
Madison Argandona of Stony Brook was crowned Miss Long Island 2020 and Chloe Jones of North Babylon was crowned Miss Long Island Teen 2020 during the pageant, which was held on Aug. 4 at the Madison Theatre at Molloy College in Rockville Centre.
J & L Dream Productions Inc., which hosted the event, said the duo will now begin their year of appearances promoting their platforms and engaging in the Long Island community. Chloe will be promoting her platform of American Diabetes Association focusing on Juvenile Pump Therapy and Madison will be promoting Love Is Respect: Everyone deserves to be in a safe and healthy relationship.
In January, the 2020 queens will compete for the titles of Miss New York USA and Miss New York Teen USA. Last year, Miss Long Island Teen 2019 Geanna Koulouris placed in the top 17 out of nearly 130 teens from across New York state.
First runner-up for the title of Miss Long Island was Tara Bernstein of Valley Stream; second runner-up was Samantha Trocchia of Franklin Square; third runner-up was Meena Elango of Garden City; and fourth runner-up was Olivia Recine of St. James.
First runner-up for Miss Teen Long Island was Jenna Hofmann of West Islip; second runner-up was Kristen Rosario of East Northport; third runner-up was Jilda DelCol of Smithtown; and fourth runner-up was Raina Haynes, of West Babylon.
Other award winners included:
Miss Photogenic Teen: Danielle Kaczynski, Islip Terrace; Miss Photogenic: Christina Bove, Oceanside; Community Queen Teen: Jilda Del Col, Smithtown; Community Queen Miss: Melanie Weidman, Sound Beach; Directors Award Teen: Juliet Watstein, Wantagh; Directors Award Miss: Leeanna Rutigliano, Medford; Pageantry Spirit Award: Raina Haynes, West Babylon; Miss Congeniality Teen Division: Chloe Jones, North Babylon; Miss Congeniality Miss Division: Samantha Trocchia, Franklin Square; Leader of Tomorrow Award Teen: Chloe Jones, North Babylon; Leader of Tomorrow Award Miss: Michelle Paltan, Coram; People’s Choice Teen: Danielle Kaczynski, Islip Terrace; and People’s Choice Miss: Brianna Uribe of Copiague.
To follow their journey to the state title or to request the 2020 queens for an appearance, please contact JLDreamproductions@gmail.com for more information or to apply to compete, visit www.lipageants.com.
All photos by Yann Toledano Photography