Lake Forest, CA - Four women were crowned International Queens at The annual Ms. International® Pageant which was held December 12, 2021 at the Lake Forest Performing Arts Center in Lake Forest, California.
MS. INTERNATIONAL 2021 - Darlene Quinn
USA INTERNATIONAL 2021 - Wendy Goetschel
MS. INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY 2021 - Kimberly Root
MRS. INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY 2021 - Kennedy Garcia
The Ms. International® Pageant is for women 26 years of age and up who are single, divorced, married, widowed, with or without children.
The event was sponsored by the Ms. America® Pageant Inc. and featured 15 finalists vying to win the coveted crown and title. Each delegate competed in four areas of competition: Evening Gown, Interview, On-stage Introduction and On-stage Question that are each worth 25% of their total score.
Sponsors for the pageant are AlertTheGlobe.com who provided Live streaming worldwide, Scott Stewart who was the emcee and is the producer of the TV show “What’s Up Orange County” and award-winning Daniel Pham Photography.
MS. INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY
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The Ms. America Pageant Inc. owned by Susan Jeske Irvine was thrilled to be able to donate to the San Bernardino High School and the Miss/Mr. Cardinal City Pageant the titles Miss International Beauty® 2020 and Teen International Beauty® 2020. Miss and Mr. Cardinal City and their courts will represent Cardinal City, which is an official chartered city that encompasses the SBHS campus and all its current students and staff, at various in-person and virtual functions.
The free pageant to enter was held on Saturday, September 25th at the Sturges Center for the Performing Arts when 17 students from San Bernardino High School competed for the titles of Miss and Mr. Cardinal City 2021-22, Miss International Beauty® 2021 and Teen International Beauty® 2021. The pageant competition was based on Interview, on-stage introduction, sportswear, and evening gown.
Seniors Jamie Villalobos and Abdel Hussein were crowned Miss and Mr. Cardinal City. Trinity Ortega was crowned Miss International Beauty® 2021 and Ashley Torrez was crowned Teen International Beauty® 2021. They each received a crown, sash, flowers, scholarship and will be part of the Miss Cardinal City court. Dalva Ricos, Miss International Beauty® 2020 was there to give a farewell speech, walk and crown the winners of the pageant.
Jamie Rios has been the director for the Miss Cardinal City Pageant for over 17 years. “I was thrilled to be able to add two more prestigious titles to the program. Every year the pageant brings so much to me. To see these kids, that come from an inner-city, that we can showcase the best of them – great GPA’s, great personalities, their motivation to do big and better things,” Rios reflected. “These are our future leaders, one day they will be city council members, mayors, doctors… the possibilities are endless.
Thank you to photographer Ricardo Tomboc.
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TEEN INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY 2020 - EMILEE MILLS is a 19 year old Sophmore and honors student at the University of Tampa in Florida where she is studying to be a Dermatologist. Her hobbies include traveling, ax-throwing, dancing, wake surfing, jet skiing and swimming. Her most vivid childhood memory was at the age of 10, she jumped off a 30 foot cliff into the ocean at Black Rock in Maui. A humanitarian, she served on four international mission trips in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. For the last 5 years she collected over 10,000 "Thank You" Letters for the US Troops.
MEET MISS INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY®
MISS INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY 2020 - DALVA RICO
MISS INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY 2020 - DALVA RICO
Dalva Rico representing Miss Fraternity Sinaloense of California was crowned Miss International Beauty® 2020 on February 24, 2020 in Mazatlán, Mexico at the historic Club 30, 60, 90.
The 22-year-old beauty is from San Fernando Valley, California and is currently a student at Mission College studying to become a Veterinarian. She currently works at a Veterinarian Clinic in Los Angeles and is a technician assistant to the doctor.
Dalva Rico has been dancing since the age of 12 and has performed with Cesar Chavez Dance Company at many events in Southern California. When she travels to Culiacan, Mexico she enjoys volunteering at the Laika Foundation.
Photo taken by Mane Photography
Miss International Beauty® 2019 - Janice Jimenez
Janice Jimenez representing Miss Teen Washington Latino USA was crowned Miss International Beauty 2019 on March 4, 2019 at the International Lions Club in Mazatlan, Mexico. The pageant had a double crowning this year where first place winner Es Yulssa Sanchez representing Fraternidad Sinaloense De California 2019 was crowned Reina International Del Pacifico 2019.
11 Ambassadors from Mexico, USA and some other countries of Latin America competed in national costume, on-stage presentation and evening gown.
First Princess: Reina del Foklor Mexico 2019 - Stephania Gomez
Second Princess: USA International 2019 - Sarah Garmon
Best National Costume: Fraternidad Sinaloense De CA 2019 - Suhaely Sanchez
Queen of Friendship: Reina Mexico del Pacifico 2019 - Diane Gonzalez
Reina Internacional del Pacifico is a Mazatlán, Mexico international beauty pageant organized by The Municipal Institute for Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlán. From 1990-2019 Esteban Peraza Ramos is the director of the pageant appointed by the Director general at Instituto de Cultura Mazatlan.
Delegates attend official events which serves as a platform for visiting queens to learn about the people, history and culture of Mazatlán. Delegates not only learn by viewing but they also participate in historic events and become part of history themselves. In 2019, Miss International Beauty 2019 was crowned in order to honor the memory of Louise Madlin who help establish the USA Ambassadors to attend Mazatlan for over 40 years.
Miss International Beauty 2018 - Jacqueline Dang
Miss International Beauty® 2018 - Jacqueline Dang 1998-2020
Jacqueline Dang was born in 1998, in California. She studied at California State Long Beach University and was on the Dean’s List with a 3.8 GPA. She loved to travel, work out and is a freelance model. She acquired a good reputation as a up-and-coming model after winning in a number of beauty contests such as Miss Vietnam Global 2017 and Miss International Beauty® 2018. The 22-year-old beauty was also crowded Miss Humanitarian 2019 and advanced to the top 16 final at Miss Planet International 2019 in Campuchia, Cambodia. A humanitarian, Jacqueline arranged several philanthropic trips to help the poor and disadvantaged children each time she returned to Vietnam. She had visited and handed valuable gifts for AIDS children at Mai Hoa Aids Village on Christmas last year. Having a cardiovascular history, she had a heart attack at 1 am on April 8, 2020 in Arizona at the age of 22 and sadly passed away. She was a perfect Miss International Beauty and will be dearly missed!
Miss International Beauty 2017
MISS INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY® 2017 - EMILEE MILLS
Miss International Beauty® 2017 - Emilee Mills is a resident of Concord, NH and is a high honor roll student at Concord High School. Emilee is a member of the Crimson Tide Marching Band, S.O.C.K. Club and recently represented her school at both the state High O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference and HOBY World Congress in Chicago.
Several years ago Emilee officially partnered with the California based charity A Million Thanks and has made a personal goal to collect 10,000 letters of thanks for American troops.
Emilee is an accomplished dancer and has placed in the top 10 at national dance competitions. Emilee is a licensed NH boater and enjoys jet skiing, stand up paddle boarding and summer life on Lake Winnipesaukee.
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Kimberly Horikoshi (formerly Root), 36, from Youngstown, Ohio was crowned Ms International Beauty® 2021 on December 12,2021 in Lake Forest California. Kimberly was recently married in 2022 and currently resides in San Ramon, CA working as an executive practice assistant at a wealth management firm.
Kimberly’s passion and platform is equality for women in the sport of wrestling and she wants to continue her work in advocating for girls’ wrestling to be sanctioned in all 50 states. At the time of the pageant, only 32 states sanctioned girls’ wrestling. As of April 2022, four more states sanctioned the sport, meaning that 36 states have Girls’ Wrestling State Championships recognized by a state high school executive association. This is a huge win, but the work isn’t done yet, until every girl has an equal opportunity. Her message is a simple one, “As women, we can be and do so many things. We don’t have to be boxed in. We can be tough and beautiful, without having to chose and compromise. Girls should have equal opportunities to their male counterparts.”
MS. INTERNATIONAL BEAUTY 2020
Ms. International Beauty 2020, Sydnee Michaels starts her journey that will take her from spotlight to spotlight on behalf of an organization that enriches the lives of women across the country, who are passionate about giving back to others through volunteer service and being the inspiration that helps others achieve their dreams. Sydnee was an All-American while at UCLA and a LPGA Tour golfer since 2011. Her mission is to encourage and inspire others to overcome adversity and find their true path.
USA INTERNATIONAL® 2020
USA International® 2020, Samantha Reynoso is 16 years old and an honors student. She is the Co-President of a non-profit club Dresses for Hope and is a leader in her community. Her goal is to become a speech pathologist after she graduates from a 4-year university. Samantha hope is to help children in her community who suffer from Speech impediments.
USA International 2018 - Hailee Ann Kurtz
USA International® 2018 – Hailee Ann Kurtz
USA International® 2018 – Hailee Ann Kurtz is a student at Fullerton College and is majoring in business. Her life ambition is to own and operate her own Senior Assisted Living facility and Senior Care business. Her many awards include: Senior Care Award: 2018 Outstanding Caregiver of the Year Nominee, Compassionate Caregiver for the month of November 2017 and 2016 Army National Defense Service Medal.