California's Representatives to the National Sweetheart Pageant
Each year since 1998, California has sent a representative to the National Sweetheart pageant in Hoopeston, Illinois. The pageant typically attracts 25-35 Miss America state pageant runners-up in a competition structured very much like the Miss America national pageant, judged by experienced Miss America judges. While it has no official affiliation to the Miss America Organization, the Sweetheart pageant has played host to a number of future Miss Americas and Miss America state titleholders who went on to compete in Atlantic City/Las Vegas. While a strong showing at the Sweetheart pageant is no guarantee of future Miss America success, California does have an impressive track record of high-placing contestants since we began sending representatives in 1998.

2009

Jenna Harvey
Miss Silicon Valley

1st runner-up
to Miss CA Kristen Cavinder

 

Talent: Classical Piano

Platform: Global Volunteerism

At Sweetheart ...

2nd Runner-Up
Overall Talent Winner
Preliminary Talent Winner

2008

Megan Lyne
Miss City of Los Angeles

2nd runner-up
to Miss CA Jackie Geist

 

Talent: Classical Vocal

Platform: Arts for All!

At Sweetheart ...

Non-Finalist Talent Winner

2007

Jennifer Lee
Miss Yosemite Valley

4th runner-up
to Miss CA Melissa Chaty

 

Talent: Classical Piano

At Sweetheart ...

National Finalist

2006

Amy Yetasook
Miss Hollywood

3rd runner-up
to Miss CA Jacquelynne Fontaine

Talent: Classical Cello, "Allegro"

Platform: Shaping Healthier Communities: Advancing Health Care for the Medically Underserved

At Sweetheart...

Top Ten

Preliminary Interview

 

2005

Angel Blue
Miss Hollywood

2nd runner-up
to Miss CA Dustin-Leigh Konzelman

Talent: Operatic Vocal "Sempre Libera"

Platform: Diabetes Awareness

At Sweetheart...

Non-Finalist Talent Winner

Preliminary Talent Winner

 

2004

Elise Horner
Miss Culver City/Los Angeles

1st runner-up
to Miss California Veena Goel

Talent: Lyrical Dance, "Love Is On The Way"

Platform: Homelessness Advocacy

At Sweetheart...

Top 10 Finalist

Tied for Overall Interview Winner

Overall Evening Wear Winner

 

2003

Veena Goel
Miss Orange County

2nd runner-up
to Miss California Nicole Lamarche

Talent: Dance En Pointe/Twirl, "Hooked On Can Can"

Platform: Education And Awareness Of Eating Disorders

At Sweetheart...

Preliminary Talent Winner

Non-Finalist Talent Winner

 

In 2004 Veena was crowned Miss California & became Fourth Runner-up to Miss America 2005

 

2002

Cheri Gorin
Miss West Riverside County

3rd runner-up
to Miss California Jennifer Glover

Talent: Show Vocal, "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again"

Platform: Positive Mental Health For Senior Citizens

At Sweetheart...

2nd Runner-Up

Preliminary Talent Winner

 

2001

Kimberly Gloudemans
Miss Southland

1st runner-up
to Miss California Stephanie Baldwin

Talent: Show Vocal, "In His Eyes"

Platform: TAPS Foundation: Teens Abstinence Promotion and Support

At Sweetheart...

1st Runner-Up

Preliminary Swimsuit Winner

*NOTE: Miss California 2003 Nicole Lamarche competed at the 2001 National Sweetheart pageant, representing Arizona, where she attended school prior to graduate school in California.

2000

Pierrette Robertson
Miss San Diego

1st runner-up
to Miss California Rita Ng

Talent:Classical Vocal, "O Mio Babbino Caro"

Platform: Drinking & Driving Prevention

At Sweetheart...

2nd Runner-Up

Preliminary Swimsuit Winner

 
 

1999

Jennifer Davelaar
Miss Contra Costa County

1st runner-up
to Miss California MaryAnne Sapio

Talent:Show Vocal, "A New Life"

Platform:

At Sweetheart...

2nd Runner-Up

Overall Talent Winner

Preliminary Talent Winner

 
 

1998

Marina Jurica
Miss Los Angeles County

1st runner-up
to Miss California Danielle Coney

Talent:Classical Vocal, "Je Vieux Vivre"

Platform:

At Sweetheart...

Top 10 Finalist

     
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