Miss North Bay 2016 Jessa Carmack was crowned Miss California 2016 on July 2nd. She will have the opportunity to represent her state at Miss America 2017 on September 11, 2016 in Atlantic City.
Carmack is a graduate of San Jose State University where she earned a bachelor of science degree in public relations and a minor in communication studies in just three and a half years. She is a former professional NFL cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers of four seasons and works on the Google Express team.
Jessa Carmack with Kira Kazantsev Miss America 2015
Looking gorgeous in red!
Via @missnorthbay's instagram
Miss California 2016 Final Results
Fourth runner-up: Heidi Cheung,
Third runner-up: Julianna Johnson
Second runner-up: Izamar Olaguez
First runner-up: Katie Wayland
Winner : Jessa Carmack
The Miss California competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of California in the Miss America pageant. Miss California has won the Miss America Crown six times:
Debra Maffett (1982)
Lee Meriwether (1955)
Marilyn Buferd (1946)
Jean Bartel (1943)
Rosemary LaPlanche (1941)
Fay Lanphier (1925)
The pageant began in Santa Cruz in 1924 and was held there annually until 1985, after which it moved to San Diego in response to years of protests and a "Myth California" counterpageant organized by local feminist activists led by Ann Simonton and Nikki Craft.