Sylvia Pogorzelski

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Sylvia Pogorzelski
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Sylvia Carolina Pogorzelski
(1985-02-11) February 11, 1985 (age 30)
East Hanover, New Jersey, U.S.
Other names Sylvia Birnbaum
Title(s) Miss New Jersey USA 2005
Miss Polonia, Miss USA 2005

Sylvia Carolina Pogorzelski Birnbaum is a beauty queen from East Hanover, New Jersey who has competed in the Miss USA pageant.

Pogorzelski won the Miss New Jersey USA 2005 title in a state pageant held in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey on 31 October 2004.[1] It was her first attempt at the title, although she had previously competed in a Miss Polonia pageant in Chicago.[2]

Pogorzelski represented New Jersey in the Miss USA 2005 pageant broadcast live from Baltimore, Maryland in April 2005. She did not place in the nationally televised pageant, which was won by Chelsea Cooley of North Carolina.

In late 2005, Pogorzelski passed on her crown to Jessica Boyington of Sicklerville. Boyington placed first runner-up to Pogorzelski in the 2005 event.

Personal life[edit]

Pogorzelski graduated from Hanover Park High School in 2003 and has studied business administration at Seton Hall University.[3] She is a first generation American as both of her parents were born in Poland.[4] She wed Jay Birnbaum on August 21, 2010 in New York.[5]


  1. ^ "Area Resident Crowned Miss New Jersey 2005". News Record/Patriot. 2004-12-30. Retrieved 2006-11-24. [dead link]
  2. ^ Davè, Minauti (2004-11-15). "First time's a charm for Miss New Jersey USA". Daily Record. Retrieved 2006-11-24. [dead link]
  3. ^ Hansche, Roisin. "Beauty Queen: Sophomore wins Miss New Jersey pageant". The Setonian. Retrieved 2006-11-24. 
  4. ^ "Miss New Jersey USA 2005". Miss New Jersey USA/Teen USA Pageants. Retrieved September 23, 2010. 
  5. ^ "JAY BIRNBAUM and SYLVIA POGORZELSKI Wedding". Wedding Channel. Retrieved September 10, 2010. 

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Preceded by
Janaye Ingram
Miss New Jersey USA
Succeeded by
Jessica Boyington
D&D Investments
Titleholders 2005
Miss Illinois USA
Jill Gulseth
Miss Illinois Teen USA
Kelly Cruse
Miss Maryland USA
Marina Harrison
Miss Maryland Teen USA
Alessandra Torres
Miss New Jersey USA
Sylvia Pogorzelski
Miss New Jersey Teen USA
Regina Villano
Miss Rhode Island USA
Allison Paganetti
Miss Rhode Island Teen USA
Dominique Lee