Florinda Kajtazi is an Albanian-American from Yonkers, New York. On January 20, 2018, Kajtazi was crowned Miss New York USA 2019 at the Performing Arts Center in White Plains, New York. She was 27-years-old at the time of her crowning. She was crowned by Genesis Suero.
2019 was not the first year that Kajtazi has competed for the title of Miss New York USA. Kajtazi competed for the title of Miss New York USA 2015 where she did not place. Not letting her discourage her, Kajtazi returned to the Miss New York USA stage in 2016. This time, she earned her place as a semi-finalist. In 2017, she competed again. For a second time, Kajtazi placed as a semi-finalist. Although she would wait a year before returning to the Miss New York USA stage, the wait would be worth it, as she walked away with the crown at the 2019 Miss New York USA pageant. She will represent New York at the Miss USA 2019 pageant on May 2, 2019 in Reno Tahoe.