Natasha Martinez's reaction
"What I love about being Miss California USA is that it allows me the opportunity to have a voice not only for myself but for those I love. In this case it's my family. My mother was born in Nicaragua and immigrated here when she was 12 years old, my father is Mexican-American. Both come from immigrant backgrounds and both are college educated professionals who have raised me and my two brothers to be successful, intelligent, and compassionate young adults.
On my journey to Miss USA I hope to encourage all immigrant families, especially children of immigrants, to take this opportunity to shed light on the matter. As Latinos we need to respond with strength, dignity, and most importantly love."
Miss California USA on her road to Miss USA 2015
Natasha Martinez on her road to Baton Rouge
Natasha during her final make up lesson before the Miss USA Pageant
Official picture as Miss California USA 2015
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