Karina Heredia of Chula Vista was crowned Miss California Latina 2014 at the conclusion of the pageant held on December 1st, 2013 at the Westin Pasadena Fountain Grand Ballroom in Pasadena. She will compete in the Miss Latina US 2014 pageant.
Karina Heredia was crowned Miss California Latina 2014
“I would utilize the recognition as Miss California Latina to create a solid foundation of change that future generations can continue to build on. Specifically, creating healthy life styles for our youth by formally educating them on what their bodies need. In hopes that they will translate what they learn into their daily habits. Miss California Latina will give me the spark in initiating this social movement,” wrote Karina on the pageant’s website.
At the same event, Sulema Barajas of San Diego won the title of Miss Teen California Latina 2014 and will represent the state of California in the Miss Teen US Latina 2014 pageant.
Sulema Barajas was crowned Miss Teen California Latina 2014
Newly crowned Miss California Latina 2014 Karina Heredia and Miss Teen California Latina 2014 Sulema Barajas
55 delegates who competed for the title.
Miss California Latina and Miss Teen California Latina are the preliminaries to the national Miss Latina US and Miss Teen US Latina, the most prestigious and well known pageant in the world for U.S. Latinas, as well as the longest-running (since 1983). It is also the only national Latina pageant in the U.S. that follows traditional pageant guidelines for participants and affiliate preliminary competitions.