Sydney is the reigning Ideal Miss New York and has also held state titles in the Miss Collegiate America and USA National Miss pageant systems. She is a former runway model for Rachel Allan and Mary's Bridal at Chicago and Dallas marts and has modeled for local bridal expos around the country. She is a former Bridal Consultant herself who has attended bridal market both as a model and a buyer. Sydney grew up in Wisconsin and most recently, earned her master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2021. She currently resides in New York state and works within the Athletic Department at Colgate University. Her ultimate career goal is to work in Community Relations for an NHL team.