Nadia Mejia was crowned Miss California USA 2016 by outgoing titleholder Natasha Martinez of Chino Hills. The pageant was held on December 6, 2015 at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach, CA.
At the same event was crowned California's representative for the Miss Teen USA Pageant, Athenna Crosby.
Nadia will have the opportunity to compete at the 2016 Miss USA Pageant where she hopes to be crowned by the reigning Miss USA Olivia Jordan from Oklahoma. The winner of Miss USA 2016 will go on to represent the United States in the Miss Universe competition.
Mejia will be awarded $3,000 (Miss CA)-$5,000 (Miss USA) scholarship to the school of her choosing plus scholarships with the New York Film Academy and Lindenwold University. She will also receive representation with LA Models and win a significant amount of wardrobe and prizes.
Did you know this ? The state of California has produced a Miss USA every decade (except the 2000s) and is ranked second highest among states in terms of placements.
Who is Nadia Mejia ?
She is the daughter of pop star Gerardo Mejia and pageant queen (Miss West Virginia USA 1989) Kathy Mejia. Nadia has been modeling and singing, just like both of her parents, and hopes to have the success they did. She is currently a TV Personality on "Suave Says" which started airing on VH1 in Fall, 2014.
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Previously she competed for the title of Miss California Teen USA in 2014 representing Los Angeles. She is of Ecuadorian/Lebanese descent.
Nadia is a model at Next Model Management, one of the biggest and most successful model agencies in the world
Miss California USA 2016 Final Results
First runner-up : Catherine Watters - Gold Counties
Second runner-up : Lauren Smolka - Pink Ribbons Crusade
Third runner-up : Alexia Castillo - Huntington Beach
Fourth runner-up : Carolina Urrea - Santa Monica
Carly Diamond Stone - North Hollywood
Brooke Miller - Malibu
Carolina Urrea - Santa Monica
Taeylr Robinson - Beverly Hills
Camille Hunziker - Beach Cities
Courtney Tezeno - West Hollywood
Brooklyn Bizzle - Irvine
Lauren Smolka - Pink Ribbons Crusade
Alexia Castillo - Huntington Beach
Thalia Lara - Chino
Ashley Reinke - City of Angels
Lauren York - Carlsbad
Samantha Brooks - Highland
Alexa Noone - Pasadena
Dominique Jones - Capitol Cities
Catherine Watters - Gold Counties
Katie Wayland - Tustin
Alexis Brown - Regional West Coast
Brittney Hill - Greater Inland Empire
Nadia Mejia - Corona Del Mar