HARLEM — This year's Miss Harlem Shake will, for the first time, compete with a mister.
The third annual Miss Harlem Shake competition has expanded to include male participants as competitors from the prize.
"We believe it's for people who represent Harlem," said Jelena Pasic, the owner of the popular eatery at 100 W. 124th St.
"It's sort of primitive to exclude men and we wanted to make a statement."
Pasic said the competition is about community and represents all that Harlem has to offer, so she wanted to be all-inclusive.
Submissions are open until June 12. Participants must be 18 years or older, submit a photo and fill out a questionnaire (click here).
Winners get free burgers for a year, a $500 personal cash prize and $1,000 to be given to a Harlem charity such as Harlem Children’s Zone or the Church of the Master Adopt a School program, a headshot on the restaurant’s Wall of Fame and a chance to represent the restaurant at the African American Day Parade.
After June 12, a committee will narrow down the pool to six men and six women who will have their photos taken and displayed in the restaurant for customers to vote on. A Golden Cup Party will take place on Aug. 20 for the results.