Marina Montes

Miss Long Island 2011

Marina is honored to represent Long Island as Miss Long Island 2011, where she was born and raised. She is a proud graduate of The George Washington University, where she graduated cum laude with majors in International Affairs and Political Science. She currently attends law school at The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, where she hopes to pursue a career in entertainment law. As Miss Long Island, Marina will be an advocate for broadening the awareness of teen depression. She hopes to educate people of the warning signs associated with depression and help those teenagers who are suffering from its symptoms actively seek medical care. She also spends time volunteering for the Alzheimer’s Association and is a spokesperson for the Suffolk County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Besides holding the title of Miss Long Island, Marina is active in the performing arts having been seen on both the stage and TV/Film and is also the proud founder of a small business. In her spare time, she loves to be on Long Island’s beautiful beaches, where she spends her summers surfing and jet skiing.


Kimberly Taff

Miss Long Island Teen 2011

Kimberly is ecstatic to be Miss Long Island Teen 2011. Her platform as this year’s queen is “Women is Sports”, and she plans on spreading her message encouraging girls to become more active and to compete in sports. Kimberly believes there are so many aspects of sports that girls can learn that will transfer from the field to everyday life, such as teamwork, sportsmanship, confidence, leadership, and preparation. Kimberly is an 18-year-old New York University freshman, and she plans to pursue her passions of writing and acting in hopes of becoming either a broadcast journalist or an actress. Kimberly graduated from Lawrence Woodmere Academy with honors. She served as her school’s varsity soccer team Senior Captain and two-time MVP, and she has also been a member of Long Island’s Olympic Development and Empire State soccer teams. She has a passion for theatre and has played a lead in all of her high school productions. Kimberly is thankful for the wonderful opportunity that she has been given.