On Friday, March 4, the cities of La Mesa and Santee will hold the Miss La Mesa and Miss Santee Pageants. Pageant organizers are currently seeking outgoing women ages 13-26 to participate in a program that has been a tradition in the cities since the late 1960’s and is an outstanding mentoring program for young women. The pageants are sponsored by the local Chambers of Commerce and focus on community service. There is no swimsuit competition--and is no entry fee to participate.
Miss La Mesa and Miss Santee 2011 will each receive at $1,000.00 scholarship while Miss La Mesa Teen and Miss Santee Teen 2011 will each receive a $500.00 scholarship.
The scholarship money was fundraised in August in the successful “Fashion Rocks the East” fashion show which was held at the La Mesa Community Center.
The contestants will be scored on personal interview, speech, poise and personality, sportswear, evening gown and an on stage question. Pageant photographers will present the Miss Photogenic award, contestant will vote for the Miss Congeniality award and there will also be an essay writing contest. Winners will receive the opportunity to serve as their cities official hostess and spend the year attending grand openings, parades, summer concerts and chamber functions. They will also move on to compete in the Miss Greater San Diego and Miss Greater San Diego Teen Pageants.
The show begins at 6:00 p.m., doors open 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Tickets are $20.00 at the door or $15.00 pre-sale. Come be the first to meet the new 2011 titleholders.
For more information including information on the Princess Program for girls ages 6-12, or to become a contestant please contact pageant director, Alexandra Kuty, at 619-698-4163 or via email MissLaMesaPageant@yahoo.com or MissSanteePageant@yahoo.com.