“All the court members agreed it was a great experience. One princess, Vanessa Perez from UC Irvine said:
‘I’ve lived in this city all my life. I’m proud to be from here and to get more involved.’
Mayor Jennifer Rodriguez sums up that though the pageant and competition, “may seem like something small… it’s going to be a life-changing experience.”
Read the full story here: Worth Gold: Feminism and Leadership at the Miss Bell Gardens Pageant”
Thank you to city staff members Angie Contreras, Ana Ramirez, and pageant director Sylvia Blush for working so hard to honor our young ladies this year.