MISS OCEAN DRIVE
MISS OCEAN DRIVE CONTESTANT
MISS OCEAN DRIVE
In the past 60 years over 25,000 hopefuls have competed in Florida USA and California USA Preliminary Pageants on their way to the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants.
The Miss Ocean Drive and Miss City of Los Angeles Pageants are "Making A Difference." The young ladies whose dream becomes a reality that night, will become spokespersons for the youth of today, as role models, and will speak at schools and youth groups encouraging teenagers on such topics as: the importance of education, how to avoid drug abuse, AIDS prevention, boosting self-esteem and dealing with adverse peer pressures.
As the result of developing confidence and a strong
community sense, many of the past winners of these
competitions have gone on to become lawyers, doctors, engineers, teachers and performers.
That is itself is a huge achievement, about which you may
consider that it is worth entering such events for the
unforgettable experience that can shape your career.
MISS OCEAN DRIVE VENUE
The Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
NOTE: There is NO talent competition in the Miss USA System.
ABOUT VON GRETCHEN SHEPARD McALPIN
After graduating Cum Laude from Howard University, Von Gretchen captured the crown of 'Miss Black America'. After signing with the Nina Blanchard Modeling Agency in Los Angeles and the Eileen Ford Modeling Agency in New York City, she became an overnight success. Soon afterwards designer Hubert de Givenchy discovered Von Gretchen in the garden restaurant of the Plaza Athene` in Paris, France.
Von Gretchen has featured in the pages of numerous fashion magazines, including Vogue, Bazaar, Glamour, Ebony and Essence. She worked the runways of world famous designers in New York, Paris, Milan, Rome and Japan including: Givenchy, Ungaro, Chanel, YSL, Christian Dior, Valentino, Fendi, Halston, Bob Mackie, Bill Blass, Fernando Sanchez and Calvin Klein.
with 1 national title, 2 state titles, Von Gretchin has had a print and runway
career spanning over 25 years. She was thus a natural choice as a Miss
USA director, and was recruited by the Miss Universe Organization in 1991. As executive director of the Miss and Miss Los Angeles Teen USA® Pageant, she was awarded the
California 'USA Director's Award for Excellence' as producer the year after her very first titlist, Shannon Marketic, went on to win Miss USA® 1992.
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