Miss Greater San Diego USA, Mabelynn Capeluj, and Miss Greater San Diego Teen USA Cassidy Marie Wolf are crowned Miss California USA and Miss California Teen USA 2013. Some of the most beautiful women in California came together to compete in the Miss California USA and Miss California Teen USA 2013 Pageant on January 12 -13, 2013 at The Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Pasadena, CA. The fears on the runway went from not tripping to how they would react if the won. For many of the women it was the most exciting time of their lives. Hosted by former Miss USA 2003, Susie Castillo, this year’s judges included Janan Assaf (The UCLA Children’s Hospital-Mattel Dream Team), Charisma Carpenter (ABC Family’s, The Lying Game), Amada Che’ (The Miss California USA Pageant’s Official Swimsuit Sponsor, A. Che’ Swimwear), Mark Harris (WOW! Creation Media), Justin Killion (Vice President of Original Productions), Sean Perrone (Partner at Beverly Hills Management/Production Company, Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment), Dr. John Vartanian (MD. MS, FACS Facial Plastic Surgeon), Katie Boyd (Specialist in Pageant Preparation/Owner of Miss Fit Club of Hudson), Willie Gault (Former American Football Wide Receiver for the Chicago Bears, and Los Angeles Raiders), Matt Harris (WOW! Creations Media), Astrid Swan McGuire (Instructor at celebrity fitness hot spot, Barry’s Bootcamp), Ryan Miles (Associate Director for RPM Productions), Kristen Rossi Fascett (Los Angeles Television Producer for Entertainment Tonight. E! True Hollywod Story, and Extra, Elizabeth Rusnak Arizmendi (Vice President of the Rusnak Auto Group).
Capeluj, a 21 year-old San Diego native, made her second appearance in the California pageant system, placing Top 10 in Miss California USA 2012. Diagnosed with Psoriasis at age 16, Capeluj hopes to work with the National Psoriasis Foundation to generate more awareness. She plans to become a Broadcast Journalist in Los Angeles.
Final results for Miss California USA 2013 are First Runner Up: Miss Beverly Hills, Olivia Jordan, will assume the duties of Miss California USA 2013 if the titleholder is names Miss USA 2013, or for some reason cannot fulfill her responsibilities. Second Runner Up: Miss Paradise Cove, Brie Gabrielle, Third Runner Up: Miss Greater Hollywood, Natasha Martinez, Fourth Runner Up: Miss Venice Beach, Jessica Rice. The Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA Pageants are a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal joint venture. The designer of the Crown for Miss California USA and Miss California Teen USA is Peter Young. The Civic Auditorium welcomed the pageant for the first time in their history with over 220 contestants. For more information please contact Kara Sevilla at 323-962-0204 or [email protected] . Photo credits: Gisele/Partyby5 and Abraham Joseph Pal.