|Untarnished tiara |
Bethlene Pancoast, a 25-year-old, squeaky clean graduate student from Brooklyn, will be leaving for the Miss America Pageant on Jan. 19, and her biggest concern has nothing to do with the troubled Miss USA or the pressure of competing for the title of the country's most gorgeous and well-rounded woman.
"The most stressful thing is worrying about how I'm going to get my whole wardrobe to Las Vegas," said Pancoast, who lives in Bay Ridge. "I was teasing my dad that he might have to build a crate to ship all of my gowns and the rest of my wardrobe there."
The accomplished NYU alumna - she graduated magna cum laude with a double major in mathematics and musical theater - won the Miss New York crown in July. Since then, Pancoast has been forced to juggle her 9-to-5 job as a Manhattan real estate agent with the rigors of traveling to schools around the state every weekend to promote her platform of teen empowerment.
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