Tips for Completing your Pageant Paperwork

As a pageant director I am often surprised at the paperwork I receive back from my pageant contestants. The amount of time and effort you put into your paperwork says a lot about you and the time and effort you will put into your year as a titleholder. When I am coaching girls I compare the “Judges Information Sheet” to a resume. After all, you are applying for the job to hold that particular title… Read more »

Farewell from Miss San Diego Cities Teen USA 2015

This year has truly been one of the best years in my life, because I have grown towards being the woman I’ve always wanted to be. And what started me off on my path was winning this pageant and becoming Miss San Diego Cities Teen. When I competed last year, I had no idea that I would be crowned and get to serve with my past sister queen, Dani Walker. It was a great surprise… Read more »

Farewell from Miss San Diego Cities USA 2015

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and the assurance about what we do not see”, Hebrews 11:1. This verse was a source of inspiration during preparation for Miss San Diego Cities USA 2015. Since my start, within the USA system in 2011, I found defeat time after time, and it was difficult to apply to new pageants, with equal enthusiasm and belief in myself. Yet, my sponsors, Alyssa Whitfield, Jacqueline Pina, Shelia… Read more »

Farewell from Miss Teen La Mesa 2015

At this time last year I had no idea what my year as Miss Teen La Mesa had in store for me. This experience has brought with it many memories, friendships, and lessons. They say that it goes by in the blink of an eye, and there is no better way to explain it. Although I cannot believe that the year is already up, I am equally surprised by how much I have grown over… Read more »

Farewell from Miss Teen Santee 2015

I never thought that I would one day be the person I looked up to at the age of 7 and here I am holding the title of Miss Teen Santee 2015. At the time of the pageant I was only 12, but I believed in myself and the hard work and determination paid off. I wouldn’t have been able to step on that stage with confidence if it weren’t for Marrissa, Miss Teen Santee… Read more »

Farewell from Miss La Mesa 2015

WOW! I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I was crowned as Miss La Mesa 2015. This past year has been such a thrill and I couldn’t have been more honored to have the opportunity to serve my city. My participation in this pageant stems from a banner on Lake Murray Blvd. that I used to pass daily on my way home from high school. Having never done a pageant before, but always… Read more »

Farewell from Miss Santee 2015

“We’re all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?” – Dr. Who Determination and perseverance are qualities I’ve always been proud to have learned. When I won Miss Santee 2015, it wasn’t my first time competing for the title, but my 7th. It was because of these qualities that I had a unique appreciation for the journey I went on. There are many people that made my story an epic one… Read more »

The Winning Crown

With the Miss California USA Pageant this weekend, I wanted to share this poem that Pam Wilson once read to me. I feel that it has always reminded me of what is important and kept me grounded throughout competition. Enjoy! It’s not the title, nor the crown that counts. It’s not the weight that’s lost that really amounts. It’s not the makeup design, or the gown that you wear, Or the shape of your build… Read more »

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 »

Pura D’or – Hair Care Secret

This year Pura D’or reached out to Dani Walker, Miss San Diego Cities USA 2015, regarding a product sponsorship. After speaking with company representatives they decided to donate hair care products to all of our 2015 titleholders and we are so grateful to have them as a sponsor! We were each given Pura D’or’s Gold Label Organic Argan Oil Based Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo, Healing Conditioner & Pure and Organic Argan Oil. We received the products in the begining… Read more »