WHITE PLAINS, NY (WCBS 880) – Next year, Westchester County will play host to a pair of beauty pageants.

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While many will be looking at all the beauties in the Miss New York USA and Miss Teen New York USA competitions in 2012, County Excecutive Rob Astorino says he’ll be focused on the money the extravaganzas will be bringing to the area.

“The contestants are going to be pretty, but they’re not going to be prettier than Westchester County,” he says. “We have to be creative, we have to be aggressive, and we have to go after business opportunities.”

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The two competitions are going to be held at SUNY Purchase.

“We’re going to be able to fill up hotel rooms and restaurants at a pretty dead time of year, in January. So, it has a real economic impact to the county,” he says. “We’re going to be putting money into our economy. We’re going to be showcasing Westchester, filling our restaurants, filling our hotels, and having a good time while we’re at it.”

The last time these competitions were held in Westchester was more than three decades ago.

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