MISS SANTA MONICA
- ABIGAIL A.
- ALEXIS B.
- ALLIE O.
- ASHLEY L.
- ASHLEY M.
- BRIANNA M.
- CAMILLE H.
- CANDICE C.
- CECILIA R.
- CHARLI B.
- EYGA M.
- INDIA W.
- JAIMEELEA T.
- JORDYN C.
- PRISCILLA W.
- RAQUEL L.
- RONAE W.
- SEANISE H.
Career Ambition: Currently, my career goal is to become a swimsuit model. I also write my own lyrics and would love to be a recording artist someday.
Sponsors and special thanks: I would like to thank my mom and my friends and family for their support and love.
Career Ambition: Currently I am in my 3rd year studying Chemistry to become a Pediatrician. Along with medicine, I have dreamed of becoming Miss USA® so I can be an advocate for Students
Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and a positive role model for others.
Sponsors/Special Thanks: Special Thank you to my parents, friends, and family for their support. I also have to thank the amazing sponsors, Faviana, Lisa G Artistry, The Urban Charm Jewelry, Syrup Swimwear, The Face Bar LA, and many more!
Career Ambition: To be the next Kelly Ripa!
Sponsors/Special Thanks: My mom, my family and Kristen Bradford at Crown Diva for all the encouragement and support for a first time pageant contestant!
Career Ambition: My dream job would be a Sports Journalist for the Los Angeles Clippers
Sponsors/Special Thanks: Friends and Family
Career Ambition: To be a platinum selling recording artist in mainstream and Spanish music.
Sponsors/Special Thanks: First and foremost special thanks to God for always guiding me and keeping me safe. My mom for helping me in pursing all my dreams and goals. My family for giving me 100% of their support. Kristen Bradford for being such an amazing pageant director and for coaching me and dressing me with my beautiful gown from Faviana. And last but not least the judges and all the other ladies competing for this title. Much love and luck to everyone!
Career Ambition: My career life goal is to work as a market research/analyst for an investment bank and be involved in the Los Angeles community.
Sponsors/Special Thanks: I would like to say thank you to all my family and friends who have supported me throughout this journey. I would not be here today if it wasn’t for their love and support. Most of all though, thank you to my mom and dad for believing in me and always telling me I can do anything.
Career Ambition: To fulfill the dream of become a full-time working actress and entertainment host. And the dream doesn’t stop there, in addition to being an on-camera talent, I aspire to be an entrepreneur and creative director within the entertainment industry; the sky is the limit!
Sponsors/Special Thanks: Family, Friends, & Local Sponsors
Career Ambition: 2nd Grade Teacher
Sponsors/Special Thanks: Thank you to my amazing family for your unconditional love and support. Amanda Rigby for always believing in me and being such a positive influence throughout the years. Kristen Bradford for this amazing experience and opportunity, and being there every step of the way. Lastly, thank you to Lisa G Artistry, Raphael Maglonzo, Faviana, and Kara Knudsen for being a part of this journey with me.
Career Ambition: To obtain a degree in Broadcasting Journalism with a minor Meteorology so I can be a successful Meteorologist.
Sponsors/Special Thanks: First & Foremost my amazing mother “Roni “ because without her I wouldn’t be able to do any of this! Barstow Tire & Brake, Lola’s Kitchen, The Hammacks, Titan Restoration and Carpet Care, Momentum Talent Agency, Los Domingo’s, Matt from Superior Aesthetics, Fitness MD, Family, Friends and God for allowing me to experience this opportunity.
Career Ambition: Become a Victoria’s Secret model and in the future I want to go back home and help the kids and mothers who are suffering due to South Sudan’s on going civil war.
Sponsors/Special Thanks: I thank god for giving me the strength, courage to continue doing the things I love and giving me another chance at life everyday.
Career Ambition: My career ambition is to obtain a B.A. in Business Entrepreneurship and eventually
pursue a degree in entertainment law. I have always been a very strong minded and persistent individual,
so after college I plan on joining a reputable law firm or possibly even starting one of my own!
Sponsors/Special Thanks: I would like to thank my family and friends for all of their constant love and support!
Career Ambition: Large animal veterinarian specializing in either livestock or exotic animals.
Sponsors/Special Thanks: I would like to thank my friends and family for supporting me through this process, my boyfriend for helping me get in shape and motivating me, and finally
my best friend, Claudia Ethridge, former Miss Santa Monica USA, for encouraging me to compete and helping me learn so much!
Career Ambition: To become an educator for middle schoolers in Family Consumer Sciences
Sponsors/Special Thanks: Many thanks to my friends and family for always supporting my
dreams! Thank you to my aunt, Karen who has never missed one event in the last 3 years. Big thank you to Kristen Bradford, who has set me on to my Miss California USA journey and has helped me grow as a person so much along the way!
Career Ambition: My career ambition is to become a successful actress. I have a passion for it, and I literally feel it in my soul every time I am able to perform.
Sponsors/Special Thanks: I would love to thank my family and friends because without there constant support I wouldn’t be half the woman I am today. I am forever grateful for having an amazing circle of positive energy that surrounds me.
Career Ambition: I am pursuing my degree in Kinesiology to become a Pediatric Physical Therapist for children with special needs. I would also like to be an advocate for inclusion of individuals with disabilities.
Sponsors/Special Thanks: A special thank you to my sponsors and individuals who support and believe in my aspirations. Thank you Eye for Design Hair, Chew Dental, Raphael Maglonzo Photography, hair cut and color by Jullie Hammer, makeup by Kate Couture. Thank you Xtian Collection by Christian Pelayo for your beautiful gown design. Thank you Kristen Bradford, Crown Diva Staff and Judges for dedicating your time to create this opportunity. An extra special thank you to my mom, dad, friends and family for your unconditional love and support!
Career Ambition: Professional dancer. Professional sports cheerleader. Fitness model
Sponsors/Special Thanks: Special thank you to my mom and all my supporters for helping me get through everything.
Career Ambition: Model/Actress
Sponsors/Special Thanks: Thank you to my mom and dad for all their support, Kristen Bradford for her coaching and belief in me, and Diana and Justin for teaching me how to do my hair and makeup.
Career Ambition: As someone of mixed heritages, I have always had a passion for learning about all the unique cultures that make up our world. I come from a family of entrepreneurs and I want to carry out that same tradition by owning my own internationally known business. I plan to attend San Diego State University and major in International Business with a minor in International Studies.
Sponsors/Special Thanks: Friends and Family
Career Ambition: I plan to become a pediatric nurse.
Sponsors/Special Thanks:Friends and Family
Career Ambition: To become a Criminal Detective
Sponsors/Special Thanks: I would to thank my family and friends for always supporting my dreams. I would like to give a special thanks to Crowning Moments Productions for the training, styling and for always encouraging me to be myself and reminding me to always be the best me.
Career Ambition: Actress and high fashion model
Sponsors/Special Thanks: I would like to thank my family and friends for always supporting me no matter what. I would also like to thank Kristen Bradford and Raphael Maglonzo who has been supporting me on my pageant journey since day one, you guys are the best!
Career Ambition: I aspire to be a professional actress in film and one day host my own daytime talk show!
Sponsors/Special Thanks: Thank you to my parents, my brothers, Kristen Bradford, Lisa G Artistry, Raphael Maglonzo and all the amazing ladies I have met while competing for Miss Santa Monica Teen. Special shout out to my girl Athenna Crosby for all your love and encouragement as I prepared for this pageant. Love you all!
- Aaron Fust
- Edward Aninaru
- Erin Robinson
- John Vartanian
- Jules Newmark
- London Scott
- Mark & Matthew Harris
- Nia Sanchez
HOSTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Natasha Martinez graduated from Chapman University where she obtained a BA in Broadcast Journalism. Currently, she is working as an online host for Complex Magazine and Collider Movie Talk. Natasha is the former Miss Malibu USA 2014 and Miss California USA 2015 and also spent time as a Los Angeles Laker Girl and Disneyland princess.
Melanie Mitchell is the former Miss California Teen USA 2015, and First Runner Up Miss Teen USA 2015. She is currently a freshman at Santiago Canyon College, and is pursuing her dream of becoming a recording artist. She has had the privilege of singing at multiple MLB games as well as performing at the Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday Celebration. She recently started her own YouTube channel where she will be showcasing her own covers of popular songs and she has #sanginsaturday on her Instagram @melaniemitchell.
Athenna Crosby is a model, actress, and television personality, and currently hosts the children’s television show Eco Company, which airs on Fox. Athenna’s platform, Autism Awareness, has led her to pursue a career in disability advocacy and has fostered her aspiration to become an attorney. Having interned for the California State Senate, Athenna also intends to one day run for public office. Athenna was Miss Santa Monica Teen USA when she won the Miss California Teen USA title and looks forward to competing at Miss Teen USA this summer!
Nadia Mejia is a former Miss Beverly Hills Teen USA, Miss Malibu USA and our current Miss California USA. She is a full-time model that has traveled the world for her work. Having overcome a personal struggle with an eating disorder, she is a proud supporter of the NEDA (the National Eating Disorder Association) and wants to instill confidence in young girls to love themselves in their own skin. On Sundays, you can find her as a worship leader at the Angeles Temple Dream Center in Los Angeles, singing for over 3,000 people.
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
Owner of Crown Diva, Kristen Bradford, attended Pepperdine University and obtained her BA in 2000 and MA in 2003. 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 pageant and 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.
CROWN DIVA HALL OF FAME
Tami Farrell - Miss California USA 2009, Miss Malibu USA 2009
Nana Meriwether - Miss USA 2012, Miss Malibu USA 2008
Chloe Hatfield - Miss California Teen USA 2013, Miss Malibu Teen USA 2013
Cassandra Kunze - Miss California USA 2014, Miss Beverly Hills USA 2014
Brittany McGowan - Miss Nevada USA 2015, Miss Malibu USA 2013
Natasha Martinez - Miss California USA 2015, Miss Malibu USA 2014
Olivia Jordan - Miss USA 2015, Miss Beverly Hills USA 2013
Nadia Mejia - Miss California USA 2016, Miss Malibu USA 2015
Athenna Crosby - Miss California Teen USA 2016, Miss Santa Monica Teen USA 2016
Brie Gabrielle, Miss Florida USA 2016, Miss Malibu USA 2012, Miss Malibu Teen USA 2007
$1,000 toward the Entry Fee to Miss CA USA 2017 and Miss CA Teen USA 2017
Pageant Coaching by Kristen Bradford at Crown Diva Boutique & Pageant Academy
Appearance wardrobe from Faviana
Airbrush tanning and maintenance products from Infinity Sun
Full set of hair extensions and service by London Extensions
10X Ultralight Speed Dryer from Bio Ionic
Teeth whitening and maintenance products from Dr. Joseph Goodman
Professional services from Dr. John Vartanian
Personal Training Package by Rob Thompson/Get Fit by Rob
$100 Gift Certificate at The Urban Charm
Blow Dry/Hair styling for special events and 50% off all services at Salon Tru
One-month membership at Dethrone Basecamp Santa Monica
Hair and Makeup Application for appearances and photo shoots by Lisa G. Artistry
Natural Cultured Pearl Necklace by INTA Gems & Diamonds
State competition suit by Syrup Swimwear
Photo Shoot by Raphael Maglonzo
Photo Shoot by Edward Aninaru
Exquisite Floral Bouquet
Official Crown and Sash
Discount on coaching at Crown Diva Boutique & Pageant Academy
Free membership and t-shirt from Pageant Passport
Gift Bag from WOW Creations
Gift Certificate from European Wax Center
Glow on the Go Facial by The Face Bar
One personal training session by Rob Thompson/Get Fit by Rob
Pair of designer earrings by The Urban Charm
Free Blow Dry, 10% off any retail product, 20% off any hair services at Salon Tru
One-week of free classes at Dethrone Basecamp Santa Monica
Sculpting Brush from Bio Ionic
Hair and Makeup touchups by Cinema Makeup School
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.
Fifth Annual Miss Santa Monica/Miss Santa Monica Teen
Sunday, March 6th, 2016
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
3:30 – 4:30pm Cocktail Reception
4:30 – 6:30pm Pageant
Tickets are no longer available online. Tickets will be available at the door at the following rates:
General Admission: $45
VIP: $60 (includes priority seating and program book)
Ticket price is for pageant entry only.
Valet – $15