Friday, January 13, 2012

Ms. Senior California Pageant Seeking San Diego Contestants


The Ms. Senior California Pageant is conducting a search to find contestants in the San Diego area for the first preliminary pageant to take place in February 2012. The two top contestants will advance to the State Pageant to compete for the title of Ms. Senior California in August.

The Pageant is open to women who have reached the “age of elegance” – 60 and up. The Pageant seeks to elevate elegant senior women and allow them to get the recognition they deserve. Pageant competition is based on an interview, an evening gown presentation, sharing of a philosophy of life, and talent. 
Marilyn Kohler, Norma Morein, Pamela Wheeler

All interested contestants can contact San Diego Pageant Director, Peggy Padilla at (760) 431-9275, or email at They can also visit the Pageant website, The San Diego Pageant will take place on Saturday, February 18, 2012. It will be held at The Balboa Park Club, 2150 Pan American Plaza in San Diego, 92101. Applications must be submitted and approved by January 30, 2012.

In honoring “America’s greatest generation,” the Pageant is hosting seven regional preliminary pageants around California, with San Diego being the first stop. The top two finalists from each preliminary pageant will advance to the State Pageant in August for the title of Ms. Senior California. In addition, Ms. Senior California will go, all expenses paid, to participate in the October 2012 Ms. Senior America Pageant.

Reigning Ms. Senior California, Norma Morein from Long Beach, went on to win Third Runner Up at the 2011 Ms. Senior America Pageant. A former educator and business owner, Norma spends her time assisting families and seniors in completing oft-neglected tasks – making their days easier and less complicated. She has used her platform as Ms. Senior California to bring “attention to the resources, skills, knowledge, talents, and experience that the millions of seniors in this country possess.”

All contestants are also invited to become a member of the Cameo Club and to perform in the “Silver Girls Entertainment Troupe.” Through traveling around to large and small venues alike, the goal of the Troupe is to bring joy and happiness to their audience. Since 2001, the Troupe has performed at over 50 events each year.

Since 1972, the Ms. Senior America – as well as all state chapters – has held to the philosophy that seniors are the foundation of America and should be considered its most valuable treasure. They believe that through their knowledge, experience, and resources, the younger generations of America have the opportunity to build a better society.

The Ms. Senior San Diego Pageant is partnering with the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department, Senior Citizen Services in an effort to reach as many eligible candidates as possible. Sponsors and advertisers are welcome as well.

Ms. Senior California of America, Inc. was established as a non-profit corporation in 2010 and is affiliated with Ms. Senior America, Inc., founded in 1971. The Ms. Senior California Pageant is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary, and is now the largest senior pageant program in the nation.

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