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New Miss La Habra crowned

By Ashley Pellegrini
La Habra Journal

Kristen Sauceda was crowned Miss La Habra  at the 68th Annual Miss La Habra Pageant that took place on March 12 at the La Habra Community Center. Miss La Habra Pageant 2016
Her princesses include: Samantha Da Broi, Alexyss Gomez, Madelynn Sopp and Norma Mendoza.
Friends, family, and neighboring ambassadors and their court were in attendance.
This year 14 beautiful young women competed for the title of Miss La Habra 2016. This year’s theme,  “Oh the Places You’ll Go,” by Dr. Seuss.
The young women were scored based on their involvement within the community, a panel interview with judges that took place the day before the pageant, and their ability to answer a question, that was selected by each girl randomly and gave her best answer.

Contestants in the Miss La Habra Pageant 2016
Contestants in the Miss La Habra Pageant 2016

The pageant showcased a mini performance by the former Miss La Habra 2015 and her court, as well as all 14 candidates for Miss La Habra 2016. The next portion of the pageant moved on to individual strides down the runway, while each of the  young ladies likes, dislikes, pet peeves, and hopes for the future were expressed individually.
During the evening gown portion of the ceremony, the women took another stride down the runway one last time, as final scores were calculated.

Miss La Habra Pageant 2016
Miss Congeniality 2016: Sonora Senior Phoebe Graham was voted Miss Congeniality by the other contestants for Miss La Habra.

Former Miss La Habra, Carrera Vilaubi gave a heart-felt speech and expressed her deepest appreciation for her court, experiences that she had, and memories she will never forget.
Queen Carrera and her princesses were given roses and a final thank you from the community before announcing the new Miss La Habra and her court.
The young women are considered ambassadors of the City of La Habra and represent the city. Queen Kristen and her court will make special appearances throughout the year at various community functions, and this year’s upcoming Corn Festival.

Started in 1995, the La Habra Journal is an independent community news source serving the cities of La Habra and La Habra Heights.