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New York Sports Club 'Princess' shares Throwback Thursday pic

In this 2003 photo, Lauren Selsky, left, crowns

In this 2003 photo, Lauren Selsky, left, crowns herself "NYSC Princess" along with friend Linda Franceschini at the New York Sports Club in Huntington. Selsky tweeted this Instagram photo for "Throwback Thursday," a popular social media trend. Credit: Handout

Lauren Selsky’s title of “NYSC Princess” may be unofficial, but it still earned her a sash and a memory special enough to share with the world on Throwback Thursday.

Selsky, 30, is a Plainview native who graduated from Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School in 2000. In the summer of 2003 she worked at the New York Sports Club location in Huntington, where she met friend Linda Franceschini.

One Friday night, Selsky and Franceschini came back to the gym after it was closed, put on some promotional swag and made sashes to crown themselves.

“We loved working there, and this was at the end of the summer,” Selsky remembers of the picture, which she shared on Instagram as part of Throwback Thursday, a popular social media theme.

These days Selsky, who now lives in Delray Beach, Fla., spends a majority of her time chronicling others. She’s a freelance television producer who worked for NBC’s “Today Show” and now works for clients including ABC’s “Good Morning America” and Fox News.

Selsky said the job was fun but also good training for the future, mentioning the responsibility of having to show up at 6 a.m. for the early shift.

“You have to follow rules,” Selsky explained.

Well, at least most of the time.

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