35 Latinas Compete To Represent California At The Oldest And Most Prestigious Pageant for Latinos

Sunrider International, presenting sponsor, of this first time televised event
LOS ANGELES - Nov. 18, 2015 - PRLog -- Sunrider International will host the 8th Annual Miss Teen California Latina and Miss California Latina state competition on Sunday, November 22nd at 6pm at their world headquarters in Torrance, California.

In its eighth year, the Miss California Latina competition has grown into the largest state competition for women of Latin descent. This will be the first time the annual event will be televised. Azteca stations KAZA Los Angeles and KEMO San Francisco will broadcast a half hour presentation show of the competition on Sunday, December 6th.

Miss California Latina is a preliminary to the national Miss U.S. Latina event, the most prestigious and well known pageant system in the world for Latinas living in the United States, as well as the longest-running, since 1983. Winner of Miss U.S. Latina goes on to compete in the worldwide competition of Miss America Latina del Mundo, representing the United States. Miss Teen California Latina is the state preliminary to the national Miss Teen U.S. Latina event held in the United States.

Miss California Latina competition weekend kicks-off with the annual premiere media event on Friday, November 20th, where all 35 delegates are introduced to the media during the annual Purple Carpet Event at the luxurious SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, located at 463 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048. The event will be hosted by Miss Teen California Latina 2015, Lynda Shanell Aguayo, and will include special guest Jocelyn Martinez, Miss U.S. Latina 2015.

The coronation show will be hosted by international television host and former Miss Canada Latina, Ninela Sanchez, and television personality and former Miss Ohio Latina, Carolina Peguero. The show features performances by Carlos Arturo, Tru Addiction, and Josue Hernandez, celebrity guests, and the crowning of a winner in both the Miss and Teen divisions. The competition show begins at 6pm on Sunday, November 20th at the Sunrider International World Headquarters Ballroom located at 1625 Abalone Ave., Torrance, CA 90501. For ticket information please go to www.MissCaliforniaLatina.com

Phases of competition include an interview competition, a beachwear competition and finally an evening gown competition. During the interview portion, the judges will focus their scoring on personality, culture, intellect, success, talents, goals, and ambitions while paying special attention to each candidate’s poise, self-confidence, community involvement and educational achievements. Throughout the beachwear competitions, each candidate will be judged on physical fitness and confidence. During the evening gown segment, contestants will be expected to demonstrate self-confidence, sense of style, beauty, and grace while modeling the gown of their choice.

One lucky contestant from each division will be granted an automatic spot in the semi-finals if selected as the “People’s Choice Award” held via donation voting. To vote go to www.MissCaliforniaLatina.com

Members of the selection committee for the 2015 competition are: Director of Public Affairs at Sunrider International, JONATHAN M. BEUTLER, "Tiffany Ramos" on the hit show "East Los High", ASHLEY CAMPUZANO, model and former Miss Bolivia U.S., CYNTHIA CHAVEZ, President and Founder of Transformational Leadership Consortium and published author, JOANNA DIAZ, CEO of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, JOHN ECHEVESTE, Vice President of Sales at Majestic Drug Company, NILDA L. OYOLA and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist for Dominican Republic, FELIX SANCHEZ.

Winners of the Miss and Teen California Latina pageant will receive gifts, prizes, and cash valued at over $5,000. Winner of Miss California Latina will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Latin America to represent California at the annual Miss U.S. Latina competition. California has placed in the top 10 or higher, consecutively for the past eight years.

The Miss California Latina and Miss Teen California Latina event is generously sponsored by Sunrider International, Azteca Los Angeles, Azteca San Francisco, Majestic Drugs, Jenni Rivera Footwear, Nicolita Swimwear, 809 Dominican Beauty Salon, Bad Apple Couture, Clicks of Life Photography, Get Fit by Rob and Xtian Collections.

About Miss California Latina: The mission of the Miss California Latina® and Miss Teen California Latina pageant is to empower women of Latin and Hispanic origin living in California and enable them to embrace and showcase their culture while serving the community. The Miss California Latina and Miss Teen California Latina pageants provide personal and professional opportunities for young women in efforts to help develop their leadership and interpersonal skills. Miss California Latina is in its eighth year of operation and is currently the largest state pageant competition for Latin women in the United States.

About Sunrider International: Sunrider International is a leading manufacturer of all-natural herbal nutritional foods, beverages, and supplements, fitness and weight -loss products, and cutting-edge skin care products. Established in 1982, Sunrider International has a proud record of supporting programs that benefit women worldwide through its diverse and dynamic philanthropic efforts.

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