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Miss Los Angeles 2008 Christina Silva Honored the same day she was to compete in Miss USA pageant!
Miss los angeles usa 2008 - christina silva - is honored the same day she was to compete in the miss usa 2008 pageant
SHE WAS TO COMPETE IN THE
MISS USA 2008 PAGEANT
LOS ANGELES – – Christina Silva, Miss Los Angeles USA 2008, will be honored by the Los Angeles City Council this Friday, April 11, 2008 for her achievements and commitment to community service both within the city, as well as the state of California. Crowned Miss California USA 2008 less than five months ago, Silva was forced to give up her title and her crown to another young woman four days later, after being told by the pageant director that there was a miscalculation in the judges’ scores. This Friday, the day Silva will be honored by the city, is the same day she would have competed in the nationally televised Miss USA 2008 pageant, which is owned and operated by Donald Trump.
The Latina beauty pageant winner, who was dethroned under suspicious circumstances, continues her quest for the truth. "I know in my heart that I am Miss California USA 2008 and that the truth shall, and must, be revealed," stated Silva.
Although Keith Lewis, executive director of the Miss California USA pageant, has attributed the scoring mishap to nothing more than a simple accounting error, an in-depth investigation has revealed otherwise. Specifically, witnesses have come forward from within the pageant organization with information suggesting that something other than "human error," as Lewis has repeatedly stated, occurred on that day.
Silva is fueled by her desire to prevent such a horrific and tragic ordeal from ever happening again. When asked what she hopes to gain from her pursuit in finding the truth, the former Miss California USA 2008 of four days said, without hesitation, "I know that this heartache has been quite difficult for my family and me, and we are still feeling the effects of it. So if I can bring public attention to this issue, then perhaps I will be able to prevent future tears and disappointment to potential unsuspecting pageant contestants."
Throughout this entire ordeal Silva has shown strength, poise, and professionalism after being forced by Lewis to relinquish her title to Raquel Beezley, Miss Barstow USA 2008, who was originally the second runner-up the evening of the Miss California USA 2008 pageant. Silva has not let this distasteful experience detract and discourage her from pursuing her career goals. Currently, she is actively engaged in various acting and modeling projects.
“It is my sincere hope that any opportunity I have to help bring to light to the dark side of the pageant world will somehow help remedy the less-than-transparent behind the scenes issues plaguing beauty pageants,” stated Silva
To date, Silva's legal representative, Wilfredo Trivino-Perez, from the West Los Angeles based law firm Trivino Perez & Associates, continues to advocate on Silva's behalf in an effort to seek justice. Silva still remains hopeful that a resolution may be had without the need of judicial intervention.
Please click the links below to view prior television segments regarding this story:
Ellen DeGeneres Show: http://www.youtube.com/
You are Invited to Attend the Presentation Day
Where: 200 North Spring Street Room 430 Los Angeles Ca 90012
T (213) 473-7010 F (213) 485-9829
When: April 11, 2008 Friday
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Live on Channel 35
Herb J. Wesson Jr.
Councilmember, 10th District
Mrs. Diane Lourdes
TRIVINO PEREZ & ASSOCIATES
Mr. Wilfredo Trivino-Perez
The Wilshire Tower Building
10940 Wilshire Blvd, 16th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024