Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Miss La Mesa and Miss Teen La Mesa Pageant. The pageants have been a tradition in the city of La Mesa for more than 60 years! Our program is rich with tradition and is an outstanding mentoring and leadership opportunity for young women.
Being Miss La Mesa and Miss Teen La Mesa is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You become a part of a sisterhood of amazing women and you will be a part of history forever. Many people ask what would be expected of me should I win?
For the most part your year as a titleholder is what you make of it. There are some “major” events that the titleholders participate in every year: Spring Harp Fest, Oktoberfest, Christmas Village, Car Shows and Parades. In addition, the titleholders will attend the events held by the Chamber of Commerce: Grand openings, mixers and special events. Some weeks there may be 5 events while others may have none. Some Miss La Mesa’s go above and beyond and volunteer and assist with organizations that they are passionate about. It is really up to you to make the most of your year…it goes by so fast!
We do ask that should you win you give this job your 110% effort, as you are taking the opportunity away from the other girls in the pageant would do anything for the opportunity. School and family always comes first, but your pageant obligations should come next. Events come up all days of the week at all hours and we do our best to get you at as many of them as possible. We won’t ask you to skip class or a family wedding for an event but it may mean getting up at 6 a.m. to go to a chamber breakfast or missing out on a night out with friends for a business grand opening. If you participate in sports or other school activities, that ok! Sometimes the busiest girls make the best titleholders because you already know how to manage your schedule. So please think twice before you say “I am too busy for this!” It’s a lot of work but is a rewarding experience!
Some of the benefits of participating in this program are:
- Winners receive a college scholarship, see all the prizes listed here
- The ability to track community service hours (which can be used on college & job applications)
- Networking – Our titleholders serve as city ambassadors and interact with city officials and the Chamber of Commerce throughout the year
- Learn the art of the interview
- Improve public speaking & presentation skills
- Utilize the organization to make a change and support causes they are passionate about
- Make new friends
We are so excited you are participating and look forward to meeting you!