MISS SANTA MONICA
- Ashley Marie Mota
- Brooklyn Bizzle
- Camille Claire Hendricks
- Carolina Urrea
- Catherine Watters
- Claudia Douge
- Jordyn Chessmore
- Liv Jaeger
- Nicole Danner
- Rachel Wood
- Ronni Haragos
- Shauna Bailey
- Shayla Girardin
- Stephanie Kunkel
- Victoria Kreisberg
Career Ambition: To own my own hotel, break out in the mainstream music industry, to be a certified American Sign Language Interpreter
Sponsors/Special Thanks: God for blessing me with many talents and giving me the courage to do what I love to do. My mom for supporting me in everything I do. My amazing boyfriend Richard (for always being there) and his brother Michael Hernandez (Owner of Nox Training Gym) for helping me get bikini body ready for this competition.
Career Ambition: television host/producer
Sponsors/Special Thanks: Thank you to my family and friends for their constant support!
Career Ambition: I moved out to California to pursue my acting career. Since being here and learning more about myself I want to be a spokeswoman for young girls. Acting and being in the public eye will give me the opportunity to impact a lot of young women in a positive way.
Sponsors/Special Thanks: Huge thanks to my family and friends who love and support me no matter what adventure I choose to take in my life. I couldn't be more blessed to have the support system that I do.
Career Ambition: Actress
Sponsors/Special Thanks: First of all I would like to thank God for giving me this amazing opportunity. I would also like to thank my family and friends. Mom and dad thank you for being there for me every step of the way. I wouldn't be following my dreams and achieving my goals if it weren't for your unconditional love, support and positivity through it all.
Career Ambition: To become a successful Recording Artist and to be Happily Married to the man I love.
Sponsors/Special Thanks: Thank you to my Mother and Father for always being there for me and sponsoring me. I am very blessed to have parents support my dreams and goals. Thank you to the amazing Crown Diva team for helping me fine-tune my Pageant skills and professional abilities. Mom thank you for molding me into the young woman of God I am today. It is an honor and blessing to be able to be here today.
Career Ambition: Middle School Teacher
Sponsors/Special Thanks: Words cannot express how grateful I am for the constant support and love I receive from my friends and family. I would also like to thank Safety Child ID and Miami Tan for helping sponsor my journey to the Miss Santa Monica USA title!
Career Ambition: After finishing my tenure as a management consultant, I want to be an on-air television personality.
Sponsors/Special Thanks: Thank you to my wonderful parents for always supporting me. Love you, Mom and Dad!
Career Ambition: Award winning actress like Meryl Streep
Sponsors/Special Thanks: Special thanks to my mom for being the one person that will always be there for me no matter what, because of her I am the strong, caring and successful person I am today.
Career Ambition: I am majoring in Health Science and I aspire to go to grad school after college and become a Physician’s Assistant
Sponsors/Special Thanks: I would love to give a huge thank you to my parents for always encouraging me to follow my dreams. There has never been a time where they have not been there for me, and I could not be more grateful for their support.
Career Ambition: Start a non-profit organization to save animals from being euthanized while also harnessing the potential of at-risk children to assist in the daily care of the animals so both can prosper, thrive, and experience unconditional love.
Sponsors/Special Thanks: I would like to thank my family for giving me the unconditional support and love throughout everything I do. Also, I would like to reach out and say thank you to Affirmative Homecare for sponsoring me along this journey and for dog-sitting my pride and joy, Charlie, so I can be on this stage today
Career Goal: Start my own event planning company specializing in weddings and creative events; write a children’s book before the age of 25
Sponsors/Special Thanks: A huge thank you to my parents and family for all the love and support they’ve given me, and to my boyfriend Bijan Sadeghi for helping me become the best version of me. And a special shout out to Essence Water PH10 and Achieve Fitness, Huntington Beach, for sponsoring me throughout my pageant journey!
Career Ambition: I hope to pursue a successful career in broadcast journalism and hosting and aspire to one day work as an entertainment news reporter for E! News, Extra or Entertainment Tonight.
Sponsors/Special Thanks: A special thank you to my family for their constant support!
- Alexis Pappas
- Athenna Michaela Crosby
- Bree Ryder
- Camille Hunziker
- Celine Quintero
- Dinah D’Silva
- Emily Kjell
- Hannah Graham
- Isabella Stagliano
Career Ambition: Producer in the film industry but I would also like to pursue other business endeavors such as real estate.
Sponsors/Special Thanks: To my Mother, who has been an inspiration to me and supported me through everything, and my loving family and friends, thank you all for supporting me.
Career Ambition: I would love to record music and become an actress/TV show host, but I also plan to earn a degree and become an attorney for individuals with special needs.
Sponsors/Special Thanks: I am thankful and grateful for my mom and dad, for all my family and friends, Kristen Bradford, Raphael Maglonzo, Lisa G. Artistry, Steve Hernandez, Stephanie and Tami Farrell, Susie and Shandi at Pageantology, Lu, Lucile, Mr. and Mrs. Park, Ray Del Fierro, the young women organization’s leaders, and my pageant sisters all over the USA.
Career Goal: I would like to model and go to college. I am interested in public relations/marketing.
Sponsors/Special Thanks: I want to thank my mother, my friends and my family for their love and support.
Career Ambition: I hope to become a model or actress, but I also love working with children and want to go into the medical field to help sick children.
Sponsors/Special Thanks: I wanted to thank my parents for all of their support and always encouraging me to do my best.
Career Ambition: I want to be a physician working with Doctors Without Borders and Physicians for Human Rights.
Sponsors/Special Thanks: Thank you to all my family, friends, and supporters!
Career Ambition: Neurosurgeon
Sponsors/Special Thanks: To my mom and dad for their endless support, and Kristen Bradford for my gorgeous dress and helping me prepare for this pageant!
Career Ambition: I plan to go to college and double major in biology and dance. My goal is to become a registered nurse where I can help impact the lives of people.
Sponsors/Special Thanks: I am grateful for my parents who give their love and support in all my adventures especially my mom, my best friend Lexi who encourages me to just be me. A special thank you to Kristen and Lisa for their help and encouragement.
- Amber Coffman
- Cassandra Kunze
- John Vartanian
- John Schwartz
- London Scott
- MARK & MATTHEW HARRIS
- Rita Mezrahi
- Rydel Lynch
- Terrence Campbell
Amber Coffman was Miss Maryland Teen USA 1998 and second runner up Miss California USA 2005. She is currently a Development Director at Best Buddies International, a Miss Universe Organization charity of choice, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to further their mission of inclusion. A graduate of Pepperdine University, Ms. Coffman has a rich history in pageantry and philanthropy. She currently resides in Beverly Hills.
Cassandra is a 21 year old San Diego native and student at San Diego State University. She was crowned Miss Beverly Hills USA 2014 and went on to win the Miss California USA title. After placing in the top ten at Miss USA 2015 and winning the Miss Photogenic Award, she moved to Los Angeles, where she is signed with LA Talent and NewMARK Models.
Dr. John Vartanian is a nationally recognized double board-certified facial plastic surgeon offering advanced surgical, laser-based, and non-surgical procedures. Dr. John Vartanian has been featured in print and broadcast media for his cutting edge work and expertise. He has been a researcher in several FDA studies and a consultant to the medical aesthetic industry. Dr. Vartanian has enjoyed over a decade in private practice success and he is also member of the clinical faculty at USC medical center. He was raised in the Los Angeles area and his interests include photography, traveling, art, and a number of charitable causes.
Jon Schwartz has been the co-owner of Santa Monica Fiat and Alfa Romeo since it’s opening in April 2012. Since then, the store has been a staple in the community delivering an exemplary level of service and sales to their customers. When not at work, Jon enjoys the Santa Monica lifestyle, attending many events in the area and soaking up the beach as much as possible.
London Scott was voted as one of the world's top hair extensionists by three different beauty magazines. Her thirty years in the fashion industry includes working as a talent scout for several modeling agencies as well as judging for International Model and Talent Association (IMTA) and Miss Hawaiian Tropic. She is highly sought after by models, actors, and their agents for being able to create iconic looks with a flawless set of hair extensions.
The self proclaimed “Kings of Swag”, twin brothers Mark and Matthew Harris star in A&E’s hit series “Storage Wars” as well as the new Internet Reality Series “The Harris Brothers World of WOW” on First Run TV Network. They are the founding partners in Los Angeles based WOW Creations Media which produces some of the largest Celebrity Based Gifting Suites and Product Placement agencies in America. They are currently in production on a Documentary entitled “The Identicals”.
Rita Mezrahi is the Founder and Creative Director of Claire’s Collection, a couturier of glamorous evening gowns and the force behind the company’s success for the past 27 years. Rita Mezrahi’s hands on approach on every aspect of the company’s growth, including working closely with the designers, guaranteed the continued recognition of Claire’s Collection in the high fashion world. Many celebrities in music, film and television, as well as national pageant winners and athletes, have worn gowns created by Rita Mezrahi.
Rydel Lynch is part of the Band R5. She just finished up a world tour, selling out venues across the country. Currently recording her second album with R5, New single “Lets Not Be Alone Tonight,” out now!
Terrence Campbell has spent the last 22 years as a fashion executive. He is responsible for the financial success of multiple brands and is currently the Vice President for four swimwear brands. Throughout his career he has sold over 2200 accounts domestically and internationally, and established relationships with major department stores such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Ave., Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Macys, Dillard's and many more.
HOSTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Natasha Martinez is a graduate of Chapman University where she obtained a BA in Broadcast Journalism. She is former Miss Malibu USA 2014 and achieved her dream of becoming Miss California USA this past January. Natasha looks forward to getting ready to compete nationally for Miss USA this summer. Other than helping her during her time as a Los Angeles Laker Girl and Disneyland princess, she believes her experience in pageantry has led her to a successful start to her career. Coming soon you will be able to watch her daily on KDOC-TV as the stations new host.
Television host, actress, and producer, Tami Farrell is best known for her accomplishments in pageantry. Former Miss California USA 2009 and Miss Teen USA 2003, Tami has worked as a host for iTunes hit fashion and beauty web series Inside Beautiful, Celebrity Poker Live on CBS and Million Dollar Money Drop on FOX. She has written, directed and produced several web series and short films. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband Buddy, her eleven-month-old son Tucker and dogs Ace and Buttercup. Together they run their production company Blue Canoe Productions.
Albert Stanaj, a 21 year old from the outskirts of New York City born and raised to an Albanian family, always had a passion for singing. From winning best leading actor in his high school dramas, to singing in concerts for thousand person audiences in Albania, Albert always had a knack for singing. It was something that just came so naturally to him, and he eventually learned to perfect it. Currently in California and hanging out with the likes of Drake and Chris brown, he is looking to make his debut in the music industry and become the worlds next superstar.
Miss Santa Monica offers a venue where young women in the local community can grow personally in poise, confidence, goal setting, public speaking/communication skills, physical fitness and self-discipline. We strive to open doors and provide career and educational opportunities for both the winner and all of the lovely young women who participate. The Miss Santa Monica organization promotes our sponsors throughout the city and remains active in both community service programs and charitable outreach.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Kristen Bradford attended Pepperdine University and obtained her BA in International Management in 2000 and MA in Public Policy in 2003. While at Pepperdine, she competed in the Miss Oregon USA Pageant, placing as second runner-up in 1998 and 2001. She also went on to represent the city of Malibu at Miss California USA 2003. After several years behind the scenes as Choreographer, Stage Manager and Assistant Director, she became the Founder and Executive Director of Miss Malibu in 2005. In December of 2011, Kristen opened Crown Diva Boutique & Pageant Academy in the beautiful beach side community of Santa Monica. Crown Diva carries gowns from all of the top designers and the pageant academy provides top-notch instruction from experts in interview, runway, modeling, fitness, nutrition, and hair/makeup styling. Kristen also founded Miss Beverly Hills USA and Miss Santa Monica USA in 2012. Miss Beverly Hills USA 2014, Cassandra Kunze, was crowned Miss California USA 2015 and placed top ten and won Miss Photogenic at Miss USA. Miss Malibu USA 2014, Natasha Martinez, was crowned Miss California USA 2016 and will be going to Miss USA this summer. Kristen is also honored to have worked with the following state and national titleholders: Miss Malibu USA 2008/Miss USA 2012 Nana Meriwether, Miss Malibu USA 2009/Miss California USA 2009 Tami Farrell, Miss Malibu Teen USA 2013/Miss California Teen USA 2013 Chloe Hatfield.
$1,000 toward the Entry Fee to Miss CA USA and Miss CA Teen USA
Gown and one year of Pageant Coaching by Crown Diva Boutique & Pageant Academy
One year of airbrush tanning and maintenance products from Infinity Sun
Full set of hair extensions by London Extensions
Professional teeth whitening and maintenance products from Dr. Joseph Goodman
Personal Training Package by Rob Thompson/Get Fit by Rob
One month membership at Dethrone Basecamp Santa Monica
Six week Nutrition Program by Dr. Sheila Hughes
Gift Certificate Claire’s Collection
Hair and Makeup Application for appearances and photo shoots by Lisa G. Artistry
- Natural Cultured Pearl Necklace by INTA Gems & Diamonds
Official Photo Shoot by Raphael Maglonzo/Raphael Photo
Official Photo Shoot by Teresa Koehler Photography
Exquisite Floral Bouquet
Official Miss Santa Monica USA and Miss Santa Monica Teen USA Crown and Sash
Pageant Guidance and Enhancement Program by Executive Director Kristen Bradford
Competition suit by WET Swimwear
Gift bag from WOW Creations
$100 Gift Certificate LaserAway
Complimentary airbrush tan Infinity Sun
One personal training session by Rob Thompson/Get Fit by Rob
Free class at Dethrone Basecamp Santa Monica
Goddess Charm by The Urban Charm
Hair and Makeup touchups by Cinema Makeup School
10-20% Discount at Crown Diva Boutique
All awards are non-transferable and have no cash value
Best Buddies of California
Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).Founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant, international organization that has grown from one original chapter to almost 1,500 middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide.
Best Buddies programs engage participants in each of the 50 United States, and in 50 countries around the world. Best Buddies’ seven formal programs – Best Buddies Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, Citizens, e-Buddies, Jobs and Ambassadors – positively impact nearly 700,000 individuals with and without disabilities worldwide.
Best Buddies volunteers annually contribute, at no cost to their communities, support services that equate to more than $164 million USD. As a result of their involvement with Best Buddies, people with IDD secure rewarding jobs, live on their own, become inspirational leaders, and make lifelong friendships.
Although Best Buddies has advanced tremendously in its short existence, many areas of the country and many regions of the world still lack programs to help people with IDD become part of mainstream society. With that in mind, Best Buddies is systematically implementing its 2020 Initiative, which will witness the organization’s continued significant growth, both domestically and overseas.
Fourth Annual Miss Santa Monica/Miss Santa Monica Teen
Sunday, March 15th, 2015
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
3:30 – 4:30pm Cocktail Reception
4:30 – 6:30pm Pageant
General Admission Ticket $35 online/$45 at the door.
VIP Ticket $50 online/$60 at the door. (includes priority seating and program book)
Ticket price is for pageant entry only.
Valet – $15
Please note, the LA Marathon is in Santa Monica on Sunday. Give yourself ample time to get to the hotel. North bound Ocean Ave. between Pico and Moomat Ahiko Way is open for vehicular traffic. Easiest access to Ocean Ave and Loews Hotel is via Pico.
See this link for road closure information.