Dani prepares for Miss California USA

The day after losing Miss California USA 2015, I woke, hit the gym, determined to return for Miss California USA 2016. When the opportunity to enter Miss San Diego Cities came along, I took it. Hearing my name announced, induced shock, thrill and gratitude. This time around I knew that my preparation for state needed change. I continued my gym routine, interview practice, and walking rehearsals, but felt frustrated…. Read more »

Miss USA 2015 Predictions

Since our Miss San Diego Cities pageant is a prelim to Miss California USA, we thought it might be helpful and fun to analyze the performances from Wednesday night’s preliminary competition. Here is our Top 10 in no particular order: Alabama – We loved her walk, she looked great in swimsuit and loved her gown. Although it was a little short in the front, we feel the color and shape fit her well. She’s an… Read more »

Miss San Diego Cities at Miss California USA

Last month I had the opportunity to compete in the Miss California USA pageant in Long Beach. My first impression walking into our orientation meeting was noticing how stunningly beautiful all of the contestants were. My second impression was realizing that not only were they absolutely gorgeous, these women were driven, goal-oriented, intelligent, and all striving to be the best version of themselves possible. It’s incredibly humbling to walk into a group of powerful women… Read more »

My Miss California Teen USA Pageant Experience

Just a few weeks ago I participated in the Miss California Teen USA 2015 pageant in Long Beach, CA and I still think about my experience every day! I grew up watching the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA pageants and they’ve always been a big deal in my house. I’ve always been a huge fan of pageants and of our Miss CA USA titleholders so to actually compete in the pageant felt… Read more »