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Miss Pre-Teen New York

Lauren Molter is no ordinary pre-teen. No-siree-Bob. Not only does she draw, in-line skate, and sing in an off-Broadway show (“Mama I want to Sing”), but she was recently selected to participate in the Miss Pre-Teen New York Pageant competition to represent our fair city. This sensational 11-year-old, who aces her studies in sixth grade at PS 207 in Marine Park, also aced her interview to gain acceptance to this year’s preliminary selection round. If she wins the coveted title of Miss Pre-Teen New York, she stands to win lots of dough, prizes, and goodies, as well as a chance to compete in Orlando (that’s in Florida near Mickey Mouse) and compete in the national competition for the crown. “There’s a lot of hard work ahead,” says proud mom Lise Abdalla. “But I’m looking forward to all the excitement to come.” The pre-selection pageant takes place on May 19, but if you want to catch a great show, you can see Lauren singing her little heart out during a performance at the Oberia Dempsey Center on May 18. Tickets are a bargain at 35 buckeroos, and you get to see a star-in-the-making. Standing O will be cheering from the sidelines.

Oberia Dempsey Center (127 W. 127th St. between Malcolm X Boulevard and Seventh Avenue in Harlem) May 18 at 7:30 pm.

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