Miss America 2011 Contestants: Miss California 2010 Arianna Afsar

Arianna Afsar from San Diego was crowned Miss California 2010 on July 10, in Fresno, CA. Arianna Afsar is currently a freshman at UCLA and will represent the State in Miss America 2011 in Las Vegas on Jan. 15.

Arianna Afsar from San Diego was crowned Miss California 2010 on July 10, in Fresno, CA

Arianna Afsar from San Diego was crowned Miss California 2010 on July 10, in Fresno, CA


Arianna’s platform for the Miss California competition was Adopt-A-Grandfriend – an organization she founded in 2005 whose goal is to decrease the isolation of seniors. “Young adults attend a Senior Home on a regular basis and put on a performance. We then begin a relationship with many of the seniors by talking about life itself and as a result we are able to gain knowledge on their lives and on ourselves; we both enjoy each other’s company. ”

Afsar won the Miss California’s Outstanding Teen title in 2005 and represented California in the inaugural Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant in Orlando, Florida in August 2005. She won a preliminary talent award and placed first runner-up.
In 2009 Afsar was a contestant on American Idol 8. She auditioned in Phoenix and sang “Put Your Records On” by Corinne Bailey Rae. After failing to advance through her semi-final round Afsar was given the opportunity to compete in the Wildcard competition but was eliminated.

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