The new Miss Santa Monica USA Carolina Urrea and Miss Santa Monica Teen USA Athenna Crosby were crowned at the Loews Hotel last week. Both young ladies will be featured in the new Web series “Crown Diva” which follows the Miss Santa Monica Founder and Executive Director Kristen Bradford and several contestants as they prepare and compete for the title.
Miss Santa Monica USA Carolina Urrea is a working actress and model. This Colombian beauty was a finalist on the show “Nuestra Belleza Latina” on Univision and she is a spokes model for the network. Miss Santa Monica Teen USA Athenna Crosby is a junior in high school that hosts her own show on YouTube called “Picture the Possibilities.” In addition, she is an accomplished singer, actress and model. Hosts for the evening were Tami Farrell (Miss California USA 2009, Miss Teen USA 2003) and Natasha Martinez (Miss California USA 2016); and the event featured a vocal performance by rising star, Albanian singer Stanaj.
The judges for the fourth annual pageant were: Rydel Lynch (R5), Cassandra Kunze (Miss California USA 2015), Terrence Campbell (WET Swimwear), Jon Schwartz (Fiat Auto Gallery Santa Monica), Amber Coffman (Best Buddies California), Dr. John Vartanian, London Scott (Extensions by London), Mark & Matt Harris (Wow Creations), Rita Mezrahi (Claire’s Collection).
The $10,000 prize package the winners receive includes products and services from: Fiat Auto Gallery Santa Monica, WET Swimwear, Crown Diva Boutique & Pageant Academy, Cinema Makeup School, Claire’s Collection, Dethrone Basecamp Santa Monica, Extensions by London, Get Fit by Rob, Infinity Sun, INTA Gems & Diamonds, Dr. John Vartanian, Dr. Joseph Goodman, D.D.S., Laser Away, Lisa G. Artistry, Raphael Photo, Dr. Sheila Hughes, Undercover Fashion, Teresa Koehler Photography, The Urban Charm, WOW Creations.
The first official appearance for the new titleholders will be May 2 in Long Beach for the Best Buddies Friendship Walk. Best Buddies of California is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Courtesy photo: Miss Santa Monica USA Carolina Urrea and Miss Santa Monica Teen USA Athenna Crosby pose with Crown Diva Executive Director Kristen Bradford.