Super Miss Boston Pageant Takes Place On Super Sunday

The Miss Boston Pageant was fittingly held on Superbowl Sunday in Boston. Before the New England Patriots rallied to the greatest Superbowl victory ever, fourteen highly-talented and beautiful contestants brought their best games onto the field,…err, stage…and competed for the titles of Miss Boston, Miss Cambridge, and Miss Boston’s Outstanding Teen.

Gabriela Taveras, a student at Emmanuel College was crowned Miss Boston. Merrimack College’s Emily Thomas brought the Miss Cambridge title back to campus, and Carly Fisher, a student at Cardinal Spellman High School in Brockton became Miss Boston’s Outstanding Teen.

Taveras and Thomas will compete for the title of Miss Massachusetts this summer, and Fisher is preparing for the Miss Massachusetts Outstanding Teen pageant on April 9.

Taveras said her goal is to be an example to younger girls, and let them know that pageants are for everyone.

“I’m really excited to see what I can do with the city of Boston for the next five months, and to go compete at Miss Massachusetts,” Taveras said. “I think what I want to do with my title is work more in the community. I think it’s a big deal that I’m a woman who you typically wouldn’t see in a pageant, and I want to show that to other young girls and get them involved.”

“I feel shocked,” Thomas said. “I honestly was just surprised that I won talent, with all of the other great talents here on the stage. I was ecstatic to have won that. I feel like everything just came together for me. I had a good feeling about today.”
Thomas said she is also excited to compete for the state title again, as she did last year, but with a different mindset.

“It was a learning experience. I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into,” Thomas said of her 2016 adventure. “I’m very excited to be with a [local] board that will help support and prep me for the Miss Massachusetts stage.”

Thomas added that she hopes to be able to go into the Boston area schools, to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Taveras and Thomas both correctly predicted that the Patriots would win the Superbowl later that evening.

“Tom Brady is the GOAT!” Taveras said.

“After this win, the Pats have to win,” Thomas said.

“I’m absolutely ecstatic,” Fisher said. “It’s so surreal. I felt pretty confident. I actually tripped once or twice, so I was a little nervous.”

Fisher said she plans to reach out to her peers in the Boston area to encourage them to volunteer, in line with her personal platform of The Martin Richard Foundation, which gives kids the opportunity to help their communities.

“I’m really passionate about that, and I want to share that with the whole city of Boston,” she said.

She’s also excited about preparing for her state competition.

“I’ve got a little bit to do, to prepare, but I’m really glad I have the Miss Boston Board behind me,” Fisher said.

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