Cassandra Searles was crowned Miss Washington USA 2013 during the State pageant held on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien, Washington. The beauty from Redmond is 24 years old and stands 5’6″. She will represent Washington State in the Miss USA 2013 beauty pageant.
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Cassandra will represent the state of Washington in the Miss USA 2013 pageant
Cassandra Searles being crowned Miss Washington USA 2013.
Cassandra Searles (L) was crowned Miss Washington USA 2013
Miss Washington USA 2013 final results:
– Winner: Cassandra Searles
– The first runner-up was Whitney Young
– The second runner-up was Dominique
– The third runner-up was Demytra Colier
– The fourth runner-up was Evelyn Clark
Cassandra Searles was a contestant in the Miss Washington USA 2012 pageant but she did not place at the time. This year, she entered the pageant as Miss Redmond USA.
Searles, who received an associate’s degree in business administration from Bellevue College and a bachelor’s degree in business (with a focus on marketing and management) from UW-Bothell.
“I’m a 24 year old graduate of the University of Washington-Bothell and an employee of Sterling Bank’s Bellevue Commercial office,” Searles wrote in her autobiographical snippet. “My personal platform is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy through non-profits such as Junior Achievement. I share my personal experiences with youth of becoming a homeowner at 20 years old while working full time and attending school full time at night. My hope is to inspire youth.”
The Mount Si High graduate has owned a home in Redmond for three years and works out religiously at the Redmond Gold’s Gym.
She’s only participated in pageants for four years, jumping on board when a fellow Business Networking International member suggested she send in an application to compete. Pageant organizers gave her the nod all four years and now she’s hooked.
One of Searles’ dreams is to work for the FBI someday and help counter terrorist efforts, such as money laundering that funds terrorism, she said. She’s become interested in this scenario while working in the banking industry and wants to be involved on a larger scale in the government realm.
Courtesy of Miss Washington USA website.