Jessica Ricco

Miss Long Island 2013

Jessica is thrilled to have been crowned Miss Long Island 2013. This title is very near and dear to her heart because Long Island is where she was born and raised. She has lived in Westbury for her entire life, and her parents Michele and Joe are active members of the community. She is a graduate from Adelphi University where she earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Childhood Education. Following in her parents footsteps, Jessica has already made a difference in her community prior to her crowning moment. While in college, Jessica was a member of a chapter of a national organization where she was voted Vice President and helped coordinate fundraising events for Prevention of Child Abuse America. Every holiday season, Jessica buys clothes and toys for an underprivileged family in the community. This past year while she was teaching, she created a prom dress giveaway event. She successfully collected over 150 donated gowns and gave them away to girls all over Long Island who could not afford prom dresses. This is an event that she plans to make an annual affair. Throughout her reign, Jessica will be promoting Child Advocacy, and the notion that generations before are responsible to instill values in children that allow them to become great Americans and great human beings. When Jessica is not teaching or volunteering her time, she enjoys shopping, watching movies, golfing, playing board games and spending time with her family. She is ready to make a difference in childrens’ lives all over Long Island and hopes they will make a difference in her life as well. Jessica is ready to make this year a successful and busy one.

Nikki Orlando

Miss Long Island Teen 2013
Miss New York Teen USA© 2013

Nikki is more than honored to hold the title as the new Miss Teen Long Island 2013. As a 15-year-old raised in Smithtown, she is looking forward to promoting her platform BE-YOU, an idea to teach teens across Long Island to be self-accepting individuals, to the fullest of her ability. Nikki believes young women and teens across Long Island are really lacking the characteristic of having self acceptance of themselves. With her reign, her goal is to inspire teens to always be themselves and live their lives to the fullest potential. Visit her YouTube channel – LI Teen 2013 – to see and hear her inspiring messages. Nikki believes that being the next Miss Teen Long Island will only bring her one step closer to making the world a better place for everyone. A sophomore at Smithtown High School East, Nikki enjoys volunteering her services to a club her school offers called High School Heros – a program in which a group of students volunteer to teach to kids at a local elementary school in her community. Nikki enjoys kickline, modeling, reading and running and is very proud to be apart of the Long Island pageant family!

Lauren Doherty

Miss Long Island Teen 2013

Lauren Doherty is thrilled to assume the crown as Miss Long Island Teen 2013. Lauren is a senior at Northport High School and plans to continue her education and attend college in the fall as an Elementary Education major. As Miss Long Island Teen Lauren hopes to promote her platform which is bringing awareness to the early detection of breast cancer. Lauren is passionate about educating people on the importance of early detection as she lost an aunt to the disease who did not detect it in its early stages. Lauren also has very close friends that have also been affected by the disease. The early detection is so important as it increases the survival rate tremendously. She believes that one person can make a difference! Lauren is active in giving to various charities on Long Island and as a volunteer/member of a number of organizations. Lauren enjoys singing, acting, dancing, music, movies, shopping and spending time with her family. She has performed in many musical productions and local singing talent events on Long Island. Lauren is so excited and extremely grateful to have this opportunity to represent Long Island and to be part of this amazing pageant family.