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Joan Garrison of Mount Sinai strikes a pose (Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Joan Garrison of Mount Sinai strikes a pose while competing in the Ms. New York Senior America pageant. (May 6, 2012)

Ms. New York Senior America

Twelve competed in the Ms. New York Senior America. All the contestants in the pageant, held before a crowd of hundreds in the Lindenhurst High School auditorium, were 60 or older. The winner, Donna Dean, is from Coram.

The Seasoned Steppers perform at the Ms. New
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

The Seasoned Steppers perform at the Ms. New York Senior America pageant, held at Lindenhurst High School Sunday. (May 6, 2012)

C.J. Marie of North Bellmore performs
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C.J. Marie of North Bellmore performs "She Works Hard For the Money" at the Ms. New York Senior America pageant. (May 6, 2012)

Evelyn Gramazio was among the dozen competitors at
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Evelyn Gramazio was among the dozen competitors at Sunday's Ms. New York Senior America pageant in Lindenhurst. (May 6, 2012)

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Joan Garrison of Mount Sinai strikes a pose
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Joan Garrison of Mount Sinai strikes a pose while competing in the Ms. New York Senior America pageant. (May 6, 2012)

Vivien Gurfein of Manhasset, is a former Israeli
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Vivien Gurfein of Manhasset, is a former Israeli Defense Forces volunteer and author. She was among the competitors in the Ms. New York Senior America pageant Sunday. (May 6, 2012)

Donna Dean of Coram, who says “We’re not
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Donna Dean of Coram, who says “We’re not little grandmas sitting in the rocking chair,” is crowned Ms. New York Senior America 2012 in Lindenhurst Sunday. (May 6, 2012)

Elaine Whitehouse competes in the Ms. New York
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Elaine Whitehouse competes in the Ms. New York Senior America pageant at Lindenhurst High School. (May 6, 2012)

Pat Tropia of Levittown, left, and Dolores Meglio
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Pat Tropia of Levittown, left, and Dolores Meglio of Farmingdale are spangled and smiling before the start of the Ms. New York Senior America pageant Sunday. (May 6, 2012)

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Pat Tropia of Levittown before the start of
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Pat Tropia of Levittown before the start of Sunday's Ms. New York Senior America pageant. (May 6, 2012)

Artistine Norris of North Babylon is ready to
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Artistine Norris of North Babylon is ready to compete before the start of the 2012 Ms. New York Senior America pageant Sunday. (May 6, 2012)

C.J. Marie saunters in a glittering gown at
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

C.J. Marie saunters in a glittering gown at the Ms. New York Senior America pageant. (May 6, 2012)

Glowing in green, Phyllis Pinard competes in the
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Glowing in green, Phyllis Pinard competes in the Ms. New York Senior America pageant. (May 6, 2012)

Accessorized with a red flower in her hair,
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Accessorized with a red flower in her hair, Hope Tovar competes in the Ms. New York Senior America pageant. (May 6, 2012)

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Robyn Kumar drives it home during the competition
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Robyn Kumar drives it home during the competition at the Ms. New York Senior America pageant. (May 6, 2012)

Tina Hanley, in a bronze evening gown, competes
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Tina Hanley, in a bronze evening gown, competes in the Ms. New York Senior America pageant. (May 6, 2012)

Joan Garrison, of Mount Sinai, says
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Joan Garrison, of Mount Sinai, says "Enjoy life, whether you are young or approaching the age of elegance," at in the Ms. New York Senior America pageant. (May 6, 2012)

Pagent Queen Kathleen Keating was crowned Ms. New
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Pagent Queen Kathleen Keating was crowned Ms. New York Senior America in 2011. (May 6, 2012)

The five finalists in the Ms. Senior New
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The five finalists in the Ms. Senior New York America pageant. (May 6, 2012)

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Pagent Queen Kathleen Keating was crowned Ms. New
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Pagent Queen Kathleen Keating was crowned Ms. New York Senior America in 2011. (May 6, 2012)

Helen Halpin McCarney of Manhasset was crowned Ms.
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Helen Halpin McCarney of Manhasset was crowned Ms. Senior America in 2005. (May 6, 2012)

Elisabeth Zamarelli of Stony Brook was Ms. Senior
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Elisabeth Zamarelli of Stony Brook was Ms. Senior New York in 2010. (May 6, 2012)

Gail King was Ms. New York Senior America
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Gail King was Ms. New York Senior America in 2009. (May 6, 2012)

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