The weekend long event will include the annual Purple Carpet kick-off on Friday, November 16th, as well as the Latin Connection expo event at the Pasadena Convention Center, which will feature the Miss and Teen California Latina preliminary competitions on Saturday, November 17th. The final show, which will include the crowning of two winners, performers and special guests, will be held on Sunday, November 18th at the Pasadena Convention Center. The beautiful Westin Pasadena is named as the host hotel.
“Pasadena looks forward to welcoming the 2012 Miss California Latina Pageant,” said Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard. “The pageant’s mission of empowering young women of Latin and Hispanic origin is very important to Pasadena, the State of California and the entire country. We are proud to have been selected as the host city for this coveted event.”
“The Pasadena Convention Center is honored to host the 2012 Miss California Latina Pageant,” said Michael W. Ross, CEO, Pasadena Center Operating Company. “The pageant provides myriad opportunities for our future Latina leaders. We sincerely hope this is just the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship with this prestigious organization.”
Winners in each division will be awarded a series of prizes including scholarship awards. Young women of Latin heritage, between the ages of 13-27, from all areas of California will partake in a series of competition over the weekend including personal interview, evening gown, swimwear and fashion wear.
About Miss California Latina:
The MISS CALIFORNIA LATINA and MISS TEEN CALIFORNIA LATINA™ Pageants are a celebration of beauty, style and cultural appreciation, emphasizing the opportunity for personal development while serving the community.
Miss California Latina is a preliminary competition to the national Miss Latina US competition, the most prestigious and well-known pageant in the world for U.S. Latinas, as well as the longest running (since 1983).
The Miss California Latina and Teen California Latina Pageants are licensed and produced by The Gala Company.