Miss New York USA 2018
On January 14, 2018 at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, 26 year old Genesis Camila Suero was crowned Miss New York USA 2018. She competed against 132 other beautiful and talented young women.
Born in the Dominican Republic, Genesis and her father immigrated to the United States when she was 13 years old. The immigration process took ten years. Upon arriving in the United States, Genesis learned English while attending public school. At the age of 15, she began working two jobs in order to financially support herself and her mother who was still living in the Dominican Republic. Genesis graduated from high school in three years to allow herself the time for a full-time job and to continue her education by pursuing her degree in business management. She is currently a student at Hostos Community college. Her ultimate career goal is to obtain her brokers license and begin her own real estate company in order to provide housing and job opportunities for immigrants. Having difficulty finding affordable housing while in the United States has given her the motivation to help others in the same situation.
At the age of 21, Genesis became a United States citizen after passing her citizenship test. She believes very strongly in helping immigrants to follow the process and become legal citizens in order to contribute to society and pursue the American dream. She is currently working with The Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights in order to accomplish those goals.
Genesis is an avid runner. She is a member of the NYRR running club. She has participated in the TCS NYC marathon, as well as numerous other races. She is currently working with the NYRR organization to encourage healthy and fit lifestyles to New York City residents.
Two years ago Genesis achieved her goal of bringing her mother to the United States by affording her the opportunity for financial stability. Even though Genesis’ mother obtained a law degree in the Dominican Republic she was not allowed the opportunity to practice due to the oppression of women in Third World countries.
Genesis Camila Suero, Miss New York USA 2018, is a perfect example of living the American dream. Through hard work, dedication and perseverance she believes anything is possible. She hopes to become the first Dominican born Immigrant to earn the title of Miss USA.
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