PRLog - July 9, 2011 - The Miss California Latina Organization announced the winners of the Bettie Page Clothing, statewide search for the next Miss California Latina. The search was held at the Bettie Page boutiques in San Francisco, Hollywood, and San Diego.
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Hundreds of Latinas throughout the state of California participated in the search for the chance to be selected to compete in the 2011 pageant. One winner from each city was chosen by Bettie Page Clothing to compete in the competition, all expenses paid.
Bridget Carroll, 21, a US Navy personal originally from New York, said she is proud and excited to compete as Miss Coronado Latina. As a first timer participating in something of this sort, Carroll, of Puerto Rican and Irish descent, was a standout at the San Diego search.
Political and social activist Lizelle Gutierrez, 23, of Mexican descent from Los Angeles, took home the title of Miss Hollywood Latina at the Hollywood search.
“Running for Miss California Latina is embracing inner and outer courage, wisdom, beauty and strength”, said Gutierrez. “It is an honor to represent the legendary Bettie Page who has empowered many women throughout the years.”
The Miss San Francisco title went to Camila Ascencio, who is of Salvadorian and Cuban descent. The 18 year old speaks four languages including Cantonese and Mandarin and will be studying to become an actress at New York University in 2012.
“I am so excited to be a part of a pageant that is about intelligent, smart, well rounded Latin women” said Ascencio, about her selection at the San Francisco search.
To qualify as a contestant, participants have to be natural born females, of at least 25 percent Latin descent, between the ages of 13-26, living in the state of California for the past six months, never married and no children.
The Miss and Teen California Latina pageant competition will include 40 other participants from the state. The final competition will take place on Sunday, November 6th at 6pm, at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Bettie Page Clothing is the official apparel sponsor of the Miss California Latina Organization. Betty Page Clothing will showcase their collection at the annual 2011 Miss and Teen California Latina Purple Carpet Media Event on November 4th in Hollywood, California, as well as at the state pageant competition.
About Bettie Page Clothing:
Bettie Page Clothing is the exclusive maker and retailer of Bettie Page brand clothing. Bettie Page Clothing was born from a desire to create high quality, modern dresses, and clothing that hearken back to the golden age of American glamour and fashion.
About Miss California Latina:
The mission of the Miss California Latina and Miss Teen California Latina pageants is to empower women of Latin and Hispanic origin living in California and enable them to embrace and showcase their Latin American culture while serving the community. The Miss California Latina and Miss Teen California Latina pageants provide personal and professional opportunities for young women to take pride their in culture, have a voice in politics, and in-turn, make a difference in the community. The organization provides a forum where the beauty, viewpoints, talents and accomplishments of young Latinas are not only highlighted, but have a purpose.
Miss California Latina and Miss Teen California Latina are the preliminaries to the national Miss Latina US and Miss Teen US Latina, the most prestigious and well known pageant in the world for U.S. Latinas, as well as the longest-running (since 1983). It is also the only national Latina pageant in the U.S. that follows traditional pageant guidelines for participants and affiliate preliminary competitions.
The Miss California Latina and Teen California Latina Pageants are owned and produced by The Gala Company
Office Phone: 310-295-4337
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MISS CALIFORNIA LATINA and MISS TEEN CALIFORNIA LATINA Pageant is a celebration of beauty, style and cultural appreciation, emphasizing on the opportunity for personal development while serving the community.