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Miss Teen U.S. Latina Pageant Returns after 6-year Hiatus
The revived pageant will be hosted in Oklahoma, home to the current Miss U.S. Latina Karla Ferrari.
Miss Teen U.S. Latina had its debut in 2003 as sister pageant to Miss U.S. Latina held that year in Riviera Maya-Cancun, Mexico. This opened up the opportunity for younger Latinas in the 14 to 17-year-age range to benefit from the enriching experience being provided since 1983 to the Miss U.S. Latina participants. Both pageants continued to be produced together at different locations in the Caribbean and the U.S., with San Antonio, Texas being the last site of the combined productions. This year will be the first time the Miss Teen U.S. Latina Pageant is conducted independently of its sister pageant.
“We thought it was befitting to have our teen pageant comeback in the state of our current Miss titleholder, the beautiful Karla Ferrari,” said Acirema Alayeto, pageant president and founder. “Additionally, Oklahoma is centrally located for all of our state participants to arrive conveniently and the city of Tulsa has already proven to be an enthusiastic supporter of Hispanic events, such as the Miss and Teen Oklahoma Latina Pageants.”
Additional information is available at www.missuslatina.com.
About Organizacion Miss America Latina, Inc.: based in Miami, Florida, it is the oldest and largest producer of Latina pageants worldwide. Beginning in 1981, founding President Acirema Alayeto created an international pageant system where Latin American women from around the world annually compete for the title of MISS LATIN AMERICA® OF THE WORLD, best known worldwide as “MISS AMERICA LATINA DEL MUNDO.” The company also produces the annual MISS U.S. LATINA™ Pageant, official national preliminary to Miss Latin America of the World and MISS TEEN U.S. LATINA™.
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