Natasha Martinez, 23, from Los Angeles, was crowned Miss California Usa 2015 in January 2015 at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach, California. She won the coveted title representing Santa Anita Park and competing among nearly 120 contestants in the competition fields of interview, swimwear and evening gown.
She is working as a TV Host at KDOC-TV in Southern California. She earned her degree in Broadcast Journalism from Chapman University and interned for Entertainment Tonight and ABC7. The beauty queen aspires to be a television host for live shows and red carpet coverage.
Like Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez, Natasha is a former Disneyland Princess and parade performer. She has been a dancer since the age of five and spent a season working as a Laker Girl.
Natasha Martinez, a latina at Miss USA 2015
Martinez will represent California and Latin women at the Miss Usa Pageant this summer. Indeed, Natasha has Mexican and Nicaraguan Roots but she’s not the only one. Several contestants for Miss Usa 2015 have hispanic ancestors (Miss New York, Rhode Island or Miss Texas). Miss Usa 2014 Nia Sanchez is half Mexican too and proud of it!
Fun Facts about Natasha Martinez
– She was a Laker Girl
– She has played the piano for 14 years
– She has worked at Disneyland as a parade character
Movie, The Lord of the Rings
Song, In Your Atmosphere by John Mayer
Food, Mexican Food
Will Natasha Martinez be crowned Miss USA 2015 in Baton Rouge ?
The history of California at the Miss USA Pageant
California has produced a Miss USA every decade (except the 2000s) and is ranked second highest among states in terms of placements. The last Miss USA from California is Alyssa Campanella. On June, 19, 2011 she won the Miss USA Pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Miss California Pageant is the most difficult competition to win because you always have several hundred potential contestants. You need to make THE difference. Did you know this ? the current Miss USA Nia Sanchez failed three times to win the Miss California crown, before eventually winning the Miss Nevada competition in January 2014.