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Be There: First "Miss G Train" Contest in Brooklyn

Do you represent the G?



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    Attention G train beauties! If you think you've got what it takes to represent the G train, then there's a competition for you.

    The first “Miss G Train” contest in a Williamsburg museum next Thursday will search for a rider to become an unofficial representative for the city's oddball line .

    "For me the G train is the underdog,"  Dave Herman, the president of the City Reliqary museum, a museum on Metropolitan Ave. showcasing odd city relics, told the Daily News. "It's like rooting for the Mets when the Yankees keep going back to the World Series."

    More than a dozen female commuters have submitted applications for the competition, but men can also apply, Herman said

    To apply, contestants must explain why they should be the G train’s representation in a 200-word essay along with a photo.

    Judges will also make their decisions based on outfits that represent the meaning of the G train to each contestant.

    "We intentionally didn't call it a beauty pageant," Herman told the News. "Maybe someone is the least mainstream attractive woman, but if she just presents herself as the quintessential G train rider, that's great."

    Erica Sackin, of Williamsburg, hopes to win the contest with a casual outfit.

    "For evening wear, I wouldn't do something designer," said Sackin, 29, told the paper. "Maybe jeans and a T-shirt, something casual," because the G train is "a train of the people. It avoids the refinery of Manhattan and sticks to Brooklyn and Queens."

    The G train is the only non-shuttle subway line not to enter Manhattan, and with only four cars, it is one of the shortest trains in the system. The train runs from Kensington, Brooklyn, to Court Square, Queens, weekdays from the morning rush to the afternoon rush and to Forest Hills at all other times.

    Beauty pageant coach Abbie Borod will judge the competition along with Ed Coffey, a railfan and trackworker. Photographer Fiona Gardener, whose photos of former Miss Subways are on display at the musem, will also judge.

    "It's probably the worst train and sometimes I'd rather take the bus than wait for the G," Coffey, 57, told the Daily News. "But hey, the subway's still the best way to get around."

    Monday will be the last day to submit applications and should be sent to