2012 Miss California USA and Miss California Teen USA at the McCallum Theatre

Miss USA Alyssa Campanella watches as Katie Blair crowns Natalie Pack Miss CA USA
Story and Photos by Pat Krause

The Annual Miss California USA and Miss California Teen USA was held at the McCallum Theatre on January 8th and 9th. Over 400 young women competed for these prestigious titles.

Contestants were judged on 3 levels, Interviews, Swimsuit and Evening Gown competitions.  Celebrity judges included producer Ty Griffin, Entertainment Magazine’s Chris Mannor and Make up artist Joey Maalouf plus several others.

Reigning Miss CA USA, Katie Blair and Miss CA Teen USA, Alexis Swanstrom and the current Miss USA and former Miss CA USA 2011 were present at this event. Katie Blair gave up her tittle as Miss CA USA on Sunday night and crowned the new Miss CA USA, Natalie Pack.

Natalie Pack was sponsored by Hoag Hospital. 1st runner up was Brie Gabrielle-Miss Malibu, 2nd was Jenny Ting- Miss Diamond Crest, 3rd was Aqueela Zoll, Miss Carmel and 4th was Brittany McGowan, Miss Beverly Hills.

Alexa Jones Miss Teen Orange County was crowned Miss Teen CA USA on Saturday evening with 1st runner up, Cassidy Marie Wolf, Miss Teen Riverside County, 2nd was Tanita Morgan, Miss Teen Agoura Hills, 3rd was Rachael Maurer, Miss Teen Los Angeles County and 4th went to Chloe Hatfield Miss  Teen Southern Counties.

Susana Salazar was entered in the Miss CA USA contest as Miss Palm Springs. Families of the women were present during the udging and would clap or yell when their favorite would be announced on stage.

A thrilling night for all these beautiful and talented women. The winner will now have the opportunity to enter the Miss USA pageant. They will have a busy year promoting the Miss CA USA title.

All Photos by Pat Krause Copyright 2012