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March 2012

Who will be Miss German-America 2012?

The German-American Committee is looking for "Miss German-America 2012" and we are inviting ladies between 18 and 25 years of age to submit their applications now. Applicants must have a German-American background and be ready for an exciting year wearing the tiara to many cultural events throughout the tri-state area. Of course, the highlight of the year as "Miss German-America" will be riding her float as "Queen of the 2012 Steuben Parade" joined by her entire court: two Princesses, as well as Junior Princesses and a Junior General. This year´s Steuben Parade will be held on Saturday, September 15, at 12 Noon on Fifth Avenue.

Other highlights include a reception with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and other official and cultural events with high-ranking German and American dignitaries and celebrities.

"I have had a wonderful year and made lots of friends," says Denise Manukian, whose reign as Miss German-America will come to an end in May when she passes on the crown to her successor. Denise, who is fluent in both English and German, was a VIP guest at countless events during her year as Queen, she enjoyed her role in the Steuben Parade and made a wonderful presence on national TV. She just returned from a goodwill trip to Cologne, where she was a VIP guest at the world famous Rosenmontag carnival parade.

Applicants can download their sign-up sheets here and fill out as instructed. There is one application form for "Miss German-America" and the two princesses (18-25 years) and a separate sheet for applicants interested in being a Junior Princess or the Junior General (8-12 years). The entire court will be present at most events and share in all the highlights of the 2012 program for "Miss German-America".

Application for Miss German-America
Application for Steuben Parade Jr Princess & Jr General

The Crowning Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at an exclusive event in Manhattan with interviews starting in the morning and the main pageant in the early afternoon. There will be an audience vote, and applicants are more than welcome to bring their family and friends for support.

For more information, please contact Connie Rom at or phone at 917-209-5186.


German-American Steuben Parade Committee • P.O. Box 3386 • Church Street Station • New York, NY 10008 • Tel. 347-454-2269 • Email: