php8X4MZrAM.jpgEarlier this year Leigh-Taylor Smith was crowned Miss Brooklyn, despite being from Manhattan (via Virginia). Now Newsday reports that the southern belle has become Miss New York, with a chance at the Miss America title and tiara come January. Executive director of Miss New York, Paul Brown, said that Smith qualified since she has lived in New York for a year (she moved here after graduation from the University of Virginia). She clinched the title last night with her "pretty face" and "toned body"...and, like, interview skills or whatever; Brown says, "Let's be realistic: Physical attractiveness is very appealing. But there are so many other elements. They must compete in interviews. They also must be very intelligent."