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Miss Subways Pageant

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Time Out says

She’s beauty, she’s grace—she’s Miss Subways? 

The City Reliquary pays homage to New York’s bygone Miss Subways pageant (held from 1941 to 1976) by hosting an epic extravaganza at Littlefield that shines a spotlight on some of the city’s most talented (and most loyal) train customers. Candidates of all genders show off their best skills, from comedy to fire-baton twirling.

Last year's competition was pretty stiff with 14 fierce contestants. It came down to four finalists, one of whom we interviewed about her NYC subway experience. She recalls her worst subway horror story, "I was packed like a sardine on the way to Coney Island. Every seat was taken, and a guy in the middle seat wasn’t looking good. He vomited on the floor and sat back up like nothing happened. What makes this truly horrific is that no one moved. No one!”

Unfortunately, Chase slipped up on a response during the question round which cost her the title, although she was awarded runner-up, with Lisa Levy taking the glorious win. What drama will unfold this time around? We'll be clutching our MetroCards (as we normally would because losing your monthly and costly train ticket is THE WORST) in anticipation. Check out the always-entertaining show to see who will be crowned queen of the MTA.


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