The Pageant is open to women who have reached the “age of elegance” – 60 and up. The Pageant seeks to elevate Baby Boomer women as well as senior women, encouraging them to “stay vital and connected with life” and to be role models for their peers and younger generations. Pageant competition is based on an interview, modeling an evening gown, sharing of a philosophy of life statement, and talent.
All interested contestants can contact Inland Empire Director, Charlene Tackaberry (951) 687-2464, or email at Charlene@griffinpropertymanagement.com. The Pageant will take place on Saturday March 16, 2013 at 1:30 PM. It will be held Cambria at Riverwalk Senior Apartments at 4725 Sierra Vista in West Riverside. Applications must be submitted and approved by February 23, 2013.
In honoring the 7 million+ Baby Boomers and seniors in California, the Pageant Program is hosting eight regional preliminary pageants around California, with the Inland Empire pageant being the second stop. The top two finalists from each preliminary pageant will advance to the State Pageant in August for the title of Ms. Senior California. In addition, Ms. Senior California will go, all expenses paid, to participate in the October 2013 Ms. Senior America Pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Reigning Ms. Senior California, Elisabeth Howard from Topanga Canyon, went on to win Ms. Senior America at the 2012 Ms. Senior America Pageant. Ms. Howard is a graduate of the Julliard School with a B.S. and M.S. in voice. She is on the vocal faculty of Pepperdine University and is the founder and director of the highly respected Vocal Power Academy in Los Angeles, established in 1980, with a network of teachers teaching the Elisabeth Howard Vocal Power Singing Method. Clients have appeared on American Idol, Star Search, TV series, film and recording, Broadway, Off-Broadway and National Tours.
All contestants are also invited to become a member of the Cameo Club and to perform in the “Silver Girls Entertainment”
Ms. Senior California of America, Inc. was established as a non-profit corporation in 2010 and is affiliated with Ms. Senior America, Inc., founded in 1971. The Ms. Senior California Pageant is celebrating its 26th anniversary, and is now the largest senior pageant program in the nation. For more information please visit www.MsSrCalifornia.com.