Claire Buffie (born May 15, 1986), is an American photographer. As Miss New York 2010, she was the first Miss America contestant to advocate a gay-rights platform at the Miss America 2011 pageant (where she placed in the top 12).
A BSU Presidential Scholar and Emens scholar, Buffie earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communications from Ball State University in 2008, with a concentration in photography and a minor in dance performance. During her academic career she received numerous awards and honors. After interning with Lois Greenfield and Macfadden Publications (publisher of Dance Magazine and Pointe), she began designing professionally for movmnt magazine. She has owned and operated her own photography and design business since 2005. She began working for Apple Inc. in 2010.