MISS SANTA MONICA
- Alexa Noone
- Anna Grimm
- Ariana Taylor
- Caitlin Rhoades
- Carly Diamond Stone
- Chanelle Riggan
- Claudia Dougé
- Claudia Ethridge
- Delonae Shaw
- Kendra Leeker
- Lauren Kudsi
- Lexy Kadey
- Marcela Mia Danilowicz
- Meghan Sherman
- Stacy Jones
- Stephanie DeMirjian
- Ursula Sanchez
Career Ambition: EMT, Paramedic Firefighter
Activities: Dance, gymnastics, hiking, working out, swimming and volunteering for handicapped sports!
Sponsors: My greatest thanks always goes to my momma for always being so supportive and loving in anything I do! My two brothers for being so proud of me and always being there to support their little sister! My grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, I love you all, you guys are the best!
Career Ambition: Entertainment Lawyer
Activities: Learning how to hoop dance, fly airplanes, knife throwing, and archery. Other hobbies include reading, traveling across Europe, and volunteering at the Santa Monica Food Bank every Friday.
Sponsors: IF Reality, Bartel’s Harley-Davidson, Centinela Café, El Abajeno Restaurant, the Furlan Family, family, friends, and my grandmother.
Career Ambition: Supermodel, psychologist, talk show host, motivational speaker
Activities: I’m very into fashion I just started my own fashion blog www.getchic4cheap.com. I love to dance as well I’ve been taking salsa and modern Jazz classes. In my spare time I volunteer at domestic violence organization/shelters.
Sponsors: To my family and friends always supportive and Vishaka with Showroom Five21.
Career Ambition: Fashion PR. I hope to one day own my own fashion boutique.
Activities: Reading, Painting, Design, Paddle Boarding and Wakeboarding. I love experiencing new activities and I am willing to try anything once!
Sponsors: Thank you to Angela Chittenden and Beach Bunny Swimwear. Your support both on and off stage means the world to me! xoxo
Career Ambition: Own a nutrition company and fitness-clothing brand
Activities: Volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Bikram yoga, dancing, surfing, traveling, hiking, kickboxing, beach volleyball, flag football, whitewater rafter, modeling, blogging, and reading fitness and health books/articles/blogs.
Sponsors: I am so grateful for the constant love and support of my family and friends. Thank you mom, Anne, Cassy, Charlie, and Scoobs for always believing in me. And thank you to my personal trainer, Alex, for whipping my body into shape. Also, big thanks to Crown Diva for making this pageant happen! :)
Career Ambition: PhD in Criminal Psychology, work for the FBI
Activities: Cal State Fullerton cheer team, volunteering and working with kids, going outdoors and being active, riding my bike, running on the beach, or bungee jumping off the Bridge to Nowhere in Azusa. I also love meeting new people and trying new things.
Sponsors: I would like to thank my amazing parents for always supporting my dreams. I would not be standing on this stage today if it weren't for their unconditional love and support.
Career Ambition: Recording Artists/Entrepreneur
Activities: I will be the opening act for Big Sean at Cal State San Bernardino. I sing competitively and have won fist place. I write my own music and play the piano. I am a worship leader at New Hope community Church. I enjoy hosting red carpets with “It’s So LA" and Kellie Kopple.
Sponsors: First off, thank you God for granting me with this amazing opportunity. Thanks Mom and Dad for being very supportive and positive towards my goals. Thanks Crown Diva for giving all of the contestants a lifetime experience! Thanks Equinox for helping me get into shape!
Career Ambition: Production Designer for major motion pictures.
Activities: I am very artistic. I love painting, singing and writing music, dancing, drafting floor plans, and doing nail art. I also enjoy the outdoors. I like camping, learning to surf, spending time at the beach, and hiking.
Sponsors: A huge thank you to Mom, Dad, Sophia, Edda, Uncle Nick, Cassie, and my second mom Patricia.
Career Ambition: to have a successful television show, own a few rehabilitation centers, and be a world-renowned singer/songwriter.
Activities: I've been singing since I could talk, and writing music since the age of 9.
Sponsors: I would like to thank my sponsors: Human Hair Beauty Bar, Makeup by OJ, Bellas Threading Salon, Nutrishop North Fontana, and my family and friends. Without your generosity, my dream of becoming Miss Santa Monica would be just that, a dream. Thank you for believing in me. Lastly but surely not least, I would like to thank God.
Career Ambition: to start a nonprofit and build a group home, become a foster parent, and help love, and care for the children that need hope.
Activities: My hobbies are working as a youth leader at my local church, playing volleyball, motivational speaking, and working out, hiking, and being a good friend. My special talents are the ability to be a good listener, patient, and compassionate. Also, I’m a good artist, and writer.
Sponsors: Kelly Trejo owner of “Jades Closet”, George Joseph and Nancy Fischer, with Judson Baptist church.
Career Ambition: Broadcast Journalist specializing in Entertainment News
Activities: Musical Theatre, Vocal Performance, Dance
Sponsors: Thanks to all my friends and family!
Career Ambition: To be a working actress in Television & Film.
Activities: Running, I recently trained for and ran the LA Marathon. Also, I’ve been dancing since I was six and have danced professionally in two music videos. I love traveling and just went to Maui and swam with sea turtles. Tai Chi and I am training to do stunts for action movies. Finally, horseback riding, surfing, and mountain biking, reading, and love going to live music concerts, especially in outdoor amphitheaters under the stars!
Sponsors: Family & Friends
Career Ambition: completing Master’s in Business Administration and starting my own couture fashion line.
Activities: I have been sewing since I was five years old and now am a couture seamstress. In my free time I enjoy modeling, dancing as well as watching Dodgers games.
Sponsors: Thank you to Andrew Yim of Twin Pier Capital, LLC., Stacey Shipp Photography, and to my family mom, dad and sisters.
Career Ambition: attend a prestigious nursing program, obtain a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Nursing and become a working Registered Nurse.
Activities: I love to get outside and be active! I am an avid volleyball player as well as a fitness fanatic. My other half, my dog, Scooby-doo and I love to take trips hiking and enjoy spending time at the beach.
Sponsors: Huge ‘Thank you’ to my family/friends for your support! Special thanks to the Staff of Islands MDR, Kari Volen of Pageant Coaching & Designs, Scott O’Neil of LA Fitness Playa Vista, Lisa G Artistry, and London Extensions.
Career Ambition: Research Professor at a research institute
Activities: Baking, swimming, hiking, backpacking, camping, event planning, collecting coins to put in alcohol bottles, singing randomly throughout the day and to the radio, motorcycling, skydiving, fixing my car
Sponsors: A special thanks to the greatest parents for always supporting me and loving me—thanks Mom and Dad!
Career Ambition: Clinical Psychologist
Activities: I love to act, sing, and dance. I practice yoga every day, and this summer hope to get certified to teach. I also love hiking, and just being outdoors.
Sponsors: My mom for being my biggest supporter!
Career Ambition: I strive to have my own evening gown collection that can hopefully grace the runways of New York Fashion week and have my own studio. I would also love to have a career in the entrainment industry. I have a fascination with law, history and politics so I dream of one day being able to attend law school.
Activities: Dance, Soccer, and Martial Arts.
Sponsors: I would love to thank my family. William Veenhuzyen, my personal trainer, and United Studios of Self Defense Menlo Park for allowing me to train in your facilities and teaching me about self defense.
- Adelia Acker
- Bridgette Anderson
- Emily Kjell
- Emma Victoria Reed
- Kristi Law
- Madison Mayfield
- Maya Aboujaoude
- Nicole Garrelts
- Racquel Man
- Taylor Nelson
- Victoria Biruk
Career Ambition: Investigative reporter
Activities: Horseback riding, hiking, playing piano, fostering dogs and taking botanical photography.
Sponsors: Family and friends.
Career Ambition: To pursue a Modeling career while obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and an MBA.
Activities: Arts and crafts, horseback riding, working out at the gym, hiking, scrapbooking, baking, event planning, and participating on the High School Varsity Cheerleading Team.
Sponsors: Injury Institute, Bermudez Triangle Productions and Anderson Group, Inc. I wish to thank my amazingly supportive parents Maritza and David along with my brother Jean Paul.
Career Ambition: To become a neurosurgeon and find a way to rehabilitate both those who have become paralyzed and people with mental disabilities.
Activities: My hobbies include competing with my horse, Clifford, in the equitation show circuit, and shopping with my friends. My special talents are being able to communicate well with others, and using my sense of humor to cheer people up.
Sponsors: My special thanks goes out to my family, who has always supported me in everything I do. I would also like to thank Kristen Bradford, for letting me be apart of her wonderful pageant, and helping me step by step to become a part of the pageant world.
Career Ambition: Theatre/Acting/Modeling
Activities: Intermediate Theatre, Cheer, and Modeling
Sponsors: I would like to thank my mom and dad and the directors of Miss North County Coastal
Career Ambition: obtain a degree in fashion merchandising and go on to pursue a career in fashion as a stylist, a buyer, or a boutique owner.
Activities: Varsity tennis, singing and playing the guitar at church, baking and decorating cupcakes, skiing at Mammoth Mountain, serving the homeless on the streets of LA, hosting a toy drive for children of marines, and spreading awareness about ORBIS International.
Sponsors: Thank you to my parents and my big sister who have always been supportive and loving throughout my journey and a big thanks to my Aunt Podie for her generosity and support.
Career Ambition: My dream career is to become an NFL sideline reporter
Activities: Cheer, Soccer, and creating my own swimsuit line.
Sponsors: I want to thank So Cal Contracting and my amazing family with all of their love and support.
Career Ambition: Advertising/TV Personality
Activities: I enjoy film editing and creating my own films
Sponsors: Thank you to my family for their support to fulfill my dreams.
Career Ambition: I want to become a neonatal or delivery nurse and or a professional female boxer.
Activities: Boxing and volleyball are my favorite hobbies and volunteering for my community.
Sponsors: Friends and Family
Career Ambition: Acquisitions lawyer and partner at a prestigious law firm.
Activities: I enjoy dancing and being in the outdoors. In my free time, I also find pleasure singing and playing my guitar.
Sponsors: I would like to thank R17 Salon for making sure my hair is beautiful and healthy! Thank you to Christian Pelayo of Crown Diva for designing my evening gown, and to Kristen Bradford for being such a lovely director. And thanks a million to Raphael Maglonzo and Lisa G. for making me feel/look beautiful in my headshot, you guys are the best! Last but not least, I would like to thank my family and friends for supporting me in this great journey!
Career Ambition: I plan to go to college and study biomedical and neurological sciences. My aspiration is to make an impact on the lives of people and I would love to model my way through medical school.
Activities: As a daughter of a military member, I have had the opportunity to travel and meet people from all over the world. I love to dance, bike, and help out with Autism and Diabetes awareness, which both run in my family.
Sponsors: Thank you to everyone that helped me get to where I am today. Mom and Dad, you have been by my side through this whole journey and I am so grateful. I couldn't have done it without your love and support.
Career Ambition: I want to be a businesswoman. I would like to own my own agency by the age of 30. But my ultimate goal is to do what I love for a living and inspire others to do the same.
Activities: I love to travel; one of my goals is to travel all over the world. I also enjoy mountain hiking and biking exploring nature. Go shopping of course and most importantly spend quality time with my family and close friends.
Sponsors: I would like to thank Crown Diva, WET Swimwear, and Alexandra's Formal Wear for sponsoring me. Lisa G, Raphael Maglonzo looking forward to working with you. Last but not least Thea Man for coaching me.
- Devin McElvogue
- Elizabeth Rovsek
- John Vartanian
- Joseph Goodman
- Kathy Mejia
- London Scott
- Marla Esposito
- Rafael Quezada
- Rita Mezrahi
- Terrence Campbell
Devin McElvogue was born and raised in beautiful Southern California. He is currently a Membership Executive at Equinox Sports Club in West LA. Equinox is the premiere health and fitness club in the country.
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Rovsek is a swimsuit designer and stay at home mother of two. Lizzie is the newest Housewife on Bravo's Real Housewives of Orange County and joined the cast in its 9th season. Elizabeth is a former Miss Kentucky USA, Miss Kentucky Teen USA and now owner and designer of her own swimsuit company, Sun Kitten Swimwear. Married to Christian, they have two children, 3-year-old Preston and 2-year-old Kingston. They live in Orange County California and plan on growing their family in 2015.
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.
Born and raised in Germany, Dr. Goodman attended one of Europe's top dental schools where he graduated “Magna cum Laude”. Although trained in all categories of modern dentistry, his specialty is in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. After working in Switzerland, London, and Germany for several years, he immigrated to Los Angeles in 1998, where he continued his studies at UCLA and USC. Dr. Goodman has lectured internationally in Paris, Germany, and London, and has been featured in many articles and interviews.
Former Miss West Virginia USA, Kathy continues to mentor and develop young women in the pageant and modeling industry. Model, writer, mother of three and wife of Gerardo aka Rico Suave, she will star in the upcoming VH1 series "Suave Says". Kathy is the creator and writer of My5150love, a blog dedicated to encourage, enlighten and entertain readers.
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.
Marla Esposito was born and raised in New York and came to Los Angeles to pursue a career in fashion. After working for many years as a wardrobe stylist, her love for beauty and aesthetics took a different turn in 2006, when she became the Executive Director of LaserAway. Since then she helped develop the company into one of the largest most successful medical spas in the country. Currently with 15 locations across CA and AZ, LaserAway is the leader in laser hair removal, anti-aging and body contouring procedures, as well as injections.
Rafael Quezada has been in the Hospitality Industry for 25 plus years with 20 of those years devoted to Human Resources. Rafael is the Director of Human Resources at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel where he started in January of 2014. Most recently, Rafael resided in Atlanta Georgia where he opened the Loews Atlanta Hotel.
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.
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 AND ENTERTAINMENT
Gerardo Mejia has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. Best known for his hit song “Rico Suave”, Gerardo began his career as a street dancer and also worked as an actor starring in feature films such as “Colors” and “Can’t Buy Me Love”. After his success as an artist in the music industry, he continued to work in A&R signing well-known talent such as Enrique Iglesias. Later this year, Gerardo and his family will star in their own reality show on VH1.
Natasha Martinez is a senior at Chapman University majoring in Broadcast Journalism. She is the current Miss Malibu USA 2014 and
placed 1st runner-up at Miss California USA and Ms. Racing Queen this year. Natasha is a former Laker Girl and Disney Princess at Disneyland. She plans to be an on-air television host and entertainment reporter and is currently interning for ABC 7’s On the Red Carpet and has interned with Entertainment Tonight and the Insider.
Alicia Monique Blanco was Miss Arizona USA and 2nd runner up at Miss USA 2009. She moved to Los Angeles to work in entertainment television and also began modeling under Ford and Wilhelmina. She’s hosted for ABC, Fox, the CW Network, "Good Morning 90210" and various red carpet events. She recently discovered her passion for singing late last year and began posting her "singing selfies" on her social media and YouTube. Tonight she's accompanied by "Stephen Limbaugh and his pants."
Born to Reggae Sensation "Johnny Dread" and his wife, Health Guru Venice, Herizen is a singer, songwriter, actor, model, and dancer. She plays guitar, piano, and Indian flute by ear. A native Floridian, Herizen moved with her family to Los Angeles to share her passion of music and fulfill the dream of a career in entertainment. Her love for music was evident at months and she composed and wrote her first song at 7 years old. Herizen is now a student at Santa Monica High School and happily completing her first album to be released this summer.
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 and her partner Christian Pelayo 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.
- $1,000 toward the Entry Fee to Miss CA USA 2015 and Miss CA Teen USA 2015
- Gift Certificate and one year of Pageant Coaching by Crown Diva Boutique & Pageant Academy
- One year of airbrush tanning and maintenance products from Crown Diva Beauty
- Full set of hair extensions and one year of service by London Extensions
- Professional teeth whitening and maintenance products from Dr. Joseph Goodman
- Personal Training Package by Rob Thompson/Get Fit by Rob
- Three month membership and six sessions of Personal Training by Equinox
- Six week Nutrition Program by Dr. Sheila Hughes
- Hair and Makeup Application for appearances and photo shoots by Lisa G. Artistry
- Natural Cultured Pearl Necklace and Gift Certificate by INTA Gems & Diamonds
- Full set of individual semi-permanent eyelash extensions by MD Lashes
- Official Photo Shoot by Raphael Maglonzo/Raphael Photo
- Exquisite Floral Bouquet by Carlos G. Design
- 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
- Teeth whitening trays by Dr. Joseph Goodman
- One month membership at Equinox
- $100 Gift Certificate LaserAway
- One personal training session by Rob Thompson/Get Fit by Rob
- Airbrush Tan by Crown Diva Beauty
- Sunglasses by Whiplash Eyewear
- Reusable Mink Strip Lashes by MD Lashes
- Miss Universe Collection Nail polish by OPI
- Goddess Charm by The Urban Charm
- Hair and Makeup touchups by Cinema Makeup School
- 10% Discount at Crown Diva Boutique & Pageant Academy
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.
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