2015 Pageant Announcement

February 28, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                             

Long Beach, California to Host Miss California USA Pageants®

Interested Contestants Can Begin to Apply Now to Become A Contestant


(SAN DIEGO, CA) – Top 10 Productions, Inc., San Diego based producers of MISS CALIFORNIA USA® and MISS CALIFORNIA TEEN USA® will conduct the 2015 California State Pageants in Long Beach. The winner of MISS CALIFORNIA USA® will go on to compete at the national MISS USA® competition which is televised live on NBC. The winner of MISS CALIFORNIA TEEN USA® will go on to compete at MISS TEEN USA®.

The MISS CALIFORNIA USA® and MISS CALIFORNIA TEEN USA® competitions are open to all young women in the state on California ages 13-26 who meet the eligibility requirements. Interested contestants should visit www.MissCaliforiniaUSA.com and select “Apply Now” to be contacted for an interview.

Both MISS CALIFORNIA USA® and MISS CALIFORNIA TEEN USA® will be held at the Terrace Theater in January 9-11, 2015 with the Westin Long Beach as the host hotel. The pageant will put on three shows (two preliminary competitions and one finals competition) that will be ticked events open to the public. Long Beach, CA was the location of the first Miss USA and Miss Universe competitions, held concurrently in 1952. “We are excited to return to Long Beach,” says Pageant Producer Pam Wilson. “We know the contestants and families coming for the pageant will enjoy the many activities in the area.”

Cassandra Kunze of San Diego was selected as MISS CALIFORNIA USA2014 and Bianca Vierra of Hayward was chosen as MISS CALIFORNIA TEEN USA2014. Kunze is a 20-year-old student at San Diego State University, working to complete a double major in international security and conflict resolution and television, film/media. Vierra, is an 18-year-old student who attends UCLA and is majoring in political science.

The MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® pageants are a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal joint venture. The Miss Universe Organization works internationally to showcase the world’s most glamorous, poised and stunning women to provide them with an opportunity to serve as spokeswomen for various cause alliances.

For further information about Top 10 Productions, Inc., MISS CALIFORNIA USA®, or MISS CALIFORNIA TEEN USA®, please visit www.MissCaliforniaUSA.com.





  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… Read more »

Miss Universe Organization Appoints Producer In California

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.

Queen of the Month: Miss California USA 2013

Miss California USA 2013 Mabelynn Capeluj is Diary of a Pageant Girl’s Queen of the Month for March! In the interview below, Mabelynn shares how she got into pageantry, her pageant platform, her favorite pageant category (and least favorite), and so much more!

Mabelynn was crowned Miss California USA 2013 this past January, and she will compete for the Miss USA title this summer.


…the Miss USA and Miss Universe organization helps empower women. Miss USA is a role model who is involved in her community and donates a lot of her time to charity work. A lot of people don’t realize that a pageant isn’t a one night event, a pageant is a lifestyle. The girl who wins dedicates a whole year of her life to this organization; and not many people can get on a stage, strut down a runway, and speak in front of a large audience, so I believe that right there says a lot about women who compete in pageants. - Miss California USA 2013, Mabelynn Capeluj