The Ringleader

Power + Passion
Motivating • Vigorous • Compelling

Claire is a photography and marketing professional in New York. She holds a Master’s in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University and a BFA in Visual Communications from Ball State University. 

Claire was Miss New York 2010, placed in the Top 12 of Miss America 2011 (America’s Choice Finalist) and has served as a volunteer, sponsor and local director in the Miss America Organization. Claire is an advocate for LGBT equality and has appeared on MSNBC, ABC, FOX and even SNL on the topic of marriage equality. She received the Empire State Pride Agenda Douglas W. Jones Leadership award in 2010 and the prestigious Graduate of the Last Decade Award from Ball State University.

Claire is currently the Managing Director of Video Services at Reproductions and Actor's Connections and runs her own commercial photography business in Manhattan.


Thomas Roberts talks with Miss New York, Claire Buffie who promotes same-sex equal rights.


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