Funds raised at this red carpet event will be donated to the Best Buddies Friendship Walk.
The judges for the 3rd Annual Miss Santa Monica Pageant are: Elizabeth Rovsek (Real Housewives of Orange County, BRAVO), Kathy Mejia (Suave Says, VH1), Terrence Campbell (WET Swimwear), Devin McElvogue (Equinox), Joseph Goodman (Dentist), John Vartanian (Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon), London Scott (Hair Extension Specialist), Marla Esposito (LaserAway), Raphael Quezada (Loews Santa Monica), Rita Mezrahi (Claire’s Collection).
The pageant will feature accomplished young women between the ages of 14-26 from all over Southern California competing in swimwear, evening gown and interview. Hosts for the evening are Gerardo Mejia (“Rico Suave”) and Natasha Martinez (Miss Malibu USA 2014); and the event will feature vocal performances by Alicia Monique Blanco (Miss Arizona USA 2009), Nadia Mejia (Suave Says, VH1) and Herizen Guardiola.
The $10,000 prize package the winners in the Teen and Miss categories will receive includes products and services from: Carlos G. Design, Cinema Makeup School, Claire’s Collection, Crown Diva Beauty, Crown Diva Boutique & Pageant Academy, Equinox, Extensions by London, Get Fit by Rob, Ikonic, INTA Gems & Diamonds, John Cassese The Dance Doctor, Dr. John Vartanian, Dr. Joseph Goodman, Laser Away, Lisa G. Artistry, LVGLAMDUO, MD Lashes, OPI, Samira Gem Creations, Sheila Hughes, Urban Charm, WET Swimwear, Whiplash Eyewear.
Each year the Miss Santa Monica organization promotes a local and national charity. This year, they will be matching funds donated at the Miss Santa Monica pageant to help raise awareness for Best Buddies; a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-on-one friendships and integrates employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Tickets for the pageant are available online at www.misssantamonica.com
For more info about the Best Buddies Friendship Walk http://www.bestbuddiescalifornia.org/socalwalk/crowndiva