Natasha and Melanie made a trip down to San Diego to talk about their journeys to the title and preparing for the national pageants this summer!
Miss California USA® and Miss California Teen USA® 2015 Crowned
Natasha Martinez a 23-year-old contestant from Chino Hills was crowned Miss California USA® 2015. Melanie Mitchell a 16-year-old contestant from East Anaheim Hills was crowned Miss California Teen 2015. The pageant was held at the Long Beach Convention center Sunday, January 11, 2015. The winners go onto compete at the Miss USA and Miss USA Teen competitions in June.
Martinez, a former Laker Girl, model for Univision and performer at Disneyland, is a graduate Chapman University in Broadcast Journalism. She recently finished an internship with ABC’s “On The Red Carpet” and is currently the host of KDOC’s “What a City Eats.” She has played classical piano since she was 9-years old. Her career ambition of becoming a news anchor and entertainment host seems to be within reach for this talented and interesting young woman.
Mitchell is a multi-talented singer, dancer and actress. Her latest role was in Musical Theatre West’s production of “Beauty and the Beast” She is currently a high school sophomore who is being homeschooled. Her goal is to graduate with honors from a University with a degree in Music.
MISS TEEN USA 2013 AT ATLANTIS, PARADISE ISLAND IN THE BAHAMAS
New York, NY – August 12, 2013 – Cassidy Marie Wolf was crowned Miss Teen USA 2013 this past Saturday at the beautiful Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas on August 10, 2013. The 19-year-old winner is from Temecula, California. The MISS TEEN USA® Competition was streamed online at www.missteenusa.com. Hosting this year’s pageant was television personality and Miss Teen USA 2003 Tami Farrell and Australian television host Karl Schmid. The presentation show, which took place Friday, August 9th, was hosted by Logan West, Miss Teen USA 2012 and Nick Teplitz, writer and editor of TheFumble.com. This year’s distinguished panel of judges included: Alfred “Butch” Beard, NBC and Collegiate All-American player and coach; Chuck LaBella, Emmy Award-nominated producer and VP of Talent Development for NBC; Fred Nelson, President/Executive Producer of People’s Choice Awards; Denise Garrido, motivational speaker; and Lisa Carvalho, VP of Public Relations for Maybelline New York, Garnier and essie divisions of beauty giant L’Oreal USA. Throughout the event, the contestants competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.West crowned her successor at the conclusion of the two-hour live event. Final Results:First Runner-Up: Miss South Carolina Teen USA, Tori Sizemore Second Runner-Up: Miss West Virginia Teen USA, Haley Holloway Third Runner-Up: Miss Georgia Teen USA, Julia Martin Fourth Runner-Up: Miss Minnesota Teen USA, Maggie McGill Miss Photogenic Teen USA™ Award: Miss Oklahoma Teen USA, Graham Turner was voted the delegate who best connected with her audience through a photograph. Miss Congeniality Teen USA™ Award: Miss Nebraska Teen USA, Jasmine Fuelberth. This award reflects the respect and admiration of the delegate’s peers, who voted for her as the most congenial, charismatic and inspirational participant. Miss Teen USA™ Fan Vote Winner*: Miss Missouri Teen USA, Brenda Smith-Lezama. For the second year in a row, the Miss Universe Organization allowed fans to vote online for their favorite Miss Teen USA contestant, earning one lucky girl a spot in the semifinals. Fans were able to vote online either atwww.missteenusa.com, or at www.facebook.com/officialmissteenusa. The Miss Teen USA 2013 prize package includes: a year’s worth of hair care products and tools from Farouk Systems Inc.; eveningwear wardrobe by Sherri Hill; new custom diamond tiara and jewelry designed by Diamond Nexus; a swimwear wardrobe by Kandice Pelletier Swimwear; a shoe wardrobe from Chinese Laundry; a year’s supply of make-up from Rain Cosmetics; a year’s worth of products from IMAGE Skin Care; two-year scholarship (including housing) from the New York Film Academy; yearlong salary as Miss Teen USA; six-day/five-night vacation for two, including airfare, at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas; personal services including membership to Gravity Fitness and hair services from John Barrett Salon; modeling portfolio by leading fashion photographer Fadil Berisha; consultation with Miss Universe Organization’s Fashion Consultant and access to a personal appearance wardrobe; professional media/public relations representation by Rubenstein Public Relations in New York City; dermatology and skincare services provided by Dr. Cheryl Thellman-Karcher; professional health and nutrition consultation by Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD; dental services by Dr. Jan Linhart, D.D.S.; casting opportunities and professional representation by the… Read more »
NEW YORK, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Miss Universe Organization announced today it has appointed a producer in California to conduct preliminary competitions for the 2014 MISS USA(R) and MISS TEEN USA(R) pageants. Additionally, new licensees have also been named for New York and New Hampshire.
Pam Wilson and Alex Kuty of Top Ten Productions Inc., in Southern California have been selected to oversee and produce the 2014 MISS CALIFORNIA USA(R) and MISS CALIFORNIA TEEN USA(R) pageants, the winners of which will compete at a National level next year at MISS USA and MISS TEEN USA. Pam Wilson has over thirty years of event, pageant and fashion production experience and has served several years as a local director for the Miss California USA system. Pam has an impressive track record in the pageant industry. Many of her titleholders have won the state crown and gone on to place at Nationals.