Renee King

Ms West Coast


Renee King has amassed over 10 seasons of television appearances in her career including four years as a regular on CBS' STILL STANDING and five seasons on ABC Family's THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER. Previous roles include a starring role in in Universal Pictures "UNFRIENDED" as well as ABCFamily's office comedy "WORK MOM" Additionally, Renee was also nominated for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture at the 2006 Golden Globes and Grammy nominations for Best Arrangement for “Summertime” from her self-titled debut as well as a nomination alongside John Daversa for best instrumental/vocal arrangement, for the reimagined Beatles classic, "Do You Want to Know a Secret". Additional credits include, two albums released on Warner Bros. Records produced by 16x Grammy winner David Foster. Musical guest on The Today Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, and the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Awards, Scholarships and Honors: Big Brothers Big Sisters Rising Star Award PETA Libby Award 2015, PETA2’s Sexiest Celebrity Vegetarian 2012, Big Brothers Big Sisters Rising Star Award (Honoree and ‘Big Sister’; 4 years) , PETA’s Annual LAUSD Blankets for Shelters Drive Host (2 years) and Co-Coordinator , Lambda Legal (Celebrity Ambassador; Co-host of Love Lounge 2016) , UNICEF NEXT GEN Member, Project Angel Food (Kitchen Volunteer), Lollipop Theater (Children’s Hospital Volunteer) , The Compton Initiative (Cleanup Volunteer), Nelson Mandala Children’s Fund (South Africa Outreach Trip), NEDA (Contributor), Human Rights Campaign, Children’s Hospital LA (Hosted Private Toy Drive & Raised $5k), The Humane Society, Red Nose Day (Privately Raised $5k+), Not For Sale (Volunteer), David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (Contributor), PAWS Philippines Celebrity Ambassador and Contributor and long time Animal Adoption Advocate! 

Christy-Anne Lopez

Ms South Bay


Christy-Anne Lopez is a woman who wears many hats - or crowns, as she likes to put it. She is an event director, producer, host, cheer coach, and philanthropist. After receiving her degree is broadcast journalism, Christy has gained TV production experience ranging from investigative documentaries to red carpets with FOX, MYX tv, and E! Entertainment. Christy has gained on-air experience as a radio DJ, host, podcast panel, and commercial actress. She currently travels the country as a director & host for an international dance production company. Christy-Anne is also the producer and awards show host of the annual Industry Dance Awards & Benefit Show in Hollywood, CA.

As a certified social media strategist and social influencer, Christy uses her channels as a brand ambassador and to inspire her followers with positivity and leadership through service. Christy-Anne is proud to hold the title of Ms. South Bay 2017 to continue her focus on philanthropy and broaden her platform raising awareness to global issues and serving her community. Christy is dedicated to the non-profit organizations Dancers Against Cancer, Happiness Shared, and SHAWL Women's House. When Christy isn't busy with production and pageant life, she is empowering teens as the coach of the Paramount High School cheer team. Christy says that her busy schedule is only preparing her for her wildest dreams to come true of becoming a host for a travel show, an actress, and host for the Grammy's. 

JESSICA DUHAY

Miss West Coast Teen USA


Jessica Duhay is a singer and a model. She won Miss West Coast Teen USA in August of 2015 which  advanced her to the Miss California Teen USA pageant held in Long Beach, CA last December 6, 2015 and she won 2nd runner up at the young age of 16 years old out of 70 teen contestants. She currently is a high school junior doing a independent study program at the Sweetwater Union High School. She enjoys volunteering her time to various non profit organizations. Participating in pageants has given her a greater platform in achieving  goals to help fundraise for non profits she is passionate about helping.  As a dedicated Vegan, she is passionate about animal rights and the environment. Jessica started singing and performing at 8 years old, opening up for local and international artists in San Diego.    Her greatest ambition is to be signed as a recording artist and tour the world performing her own songs in hopes of inspiring others achieve their goals. She is currently working on recording her songs which will be released soon. Aside from that she dreams of winning the title of Miss Teen USA in 2017 as it would give her a greater platform to share with the world her beautiful voice in hopes of changing lives and inspiring others. 

BERKLEY VELEZ

Miss South Bay Teen USA


Berkley won Miss South Bay Teen in 2015, and recently competed at Miss California Teen USA. Berkley is currently a freshman 4.0 student at Irvine Valley College in Orange County, and hopes to be transferring to UCLA in Fall of 2017, as a Political Science Major with an emphasis on pre-law. She aspires to continue her modeling career as she recently signed with Miss West Coast Management and Peak Models. She's has the drive and ambition to continue on her path towards becoming an international law attorney for the United Nations. Fluent in French and Chinese, she loves to give back to her community through various non-profit works in the Southern California region.  She aspires to one day to become Miss California USA and even Miss USA!

AMANDA LARSSON-DALLY

Miss West Coast


Amanda is a recent graduate of California State University Long Beach where she obtained here Bachelors degree in communication studies and earned a certificate in mediation. After two years of competing at the Miss West Coast pageant, Amanda captured the title of Miss West Coast and earned a shiny piece of hardware. Amanda feels so grateful to be a part of the West Coast family and is enjoying working with director Tara Rice. She enjoys volunteering with organizations such as Susan B. Komen Foundation, Operation Blankets of Love, and American Heart Association. Amanda is exciting to continue pursuing her career with Toyota Motor Sales USA, she is dedicated and committed to inspire young women and be a future leader in the company.

BROOKE BESIKOF

Jr. Miss South Bay


Brooke Besikof is thrilled to hold the title of Junior Miss South Bay. Brooke is most proud to have founded her own charity, Just a Little Cloth, whose mission is to help underpriveledged girls succeed and increase self esteem through girls beauty events, fundraisers and speakers. Brooke is an accomplished actress, singer and songwriter who has appeared in theatrical regional tours, TV shows and films. Brooke is working on her first EP album release and recently was invited to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York City after winning an International Vocal Competition. Brooke looks forward to empowering other young girls to work hard, dream big and never stop reaching for the stars!

RACHEL DEANGELIS

Jr. Miss West Coast


Rachel DeAngelis is an honor student, head cheerleader and a talented clothing designer. Rachel received the community service award at the 2015 Miss West Coast Pageant. She spent weeks collecting items to donate to Operation Blankets of Love and even sewed animal print blankets to donate to the East Valley Animal Shelter. She has also been awarded an outstanding citizenship award. Giving back is very important to her volunteering 100s of hours with many organizations across California-including American Heart Association, Little Dresses for Africa, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness, Best Buddies Walk, Mexico Mission, her own anti-bullying campaign, OBOL and many others. She has modeled for many different companies including LA Fashion week and Zulily. When she grows up she wants to be a recognized as a fashion designer and model. 

ATHENA FLEMING

Ms West Coast


Athena Fleming is a proud veteran of the United States Coast Guard and her pageant platform is to promote military veterans awareness and appreciation. As a titleholder she has lobbied in congress, created employment and housing opportunities and sat on city and county advisory boards throughout California. Athena also aspires to be a TV host and is a blogger and YouTuber specializing in women's lifestyle and dating issues. For all you hockey fans watch out for Athena on the ice rink as she's a current LA Kings Ice Girl!

SHARELLE HALL

Ms South Bay


Sharelle Hall is a proud owner of Allegentsia Productions. Through this company we have a partnership to make films that address social injustices throughout the world. When I am not working on a film, writing or working out, I am playing kickball as an immortal with an incredible group of friends. I live to create and impact people positively that I meet throughout life. I won Ms South Bay in 2015.

 

 

VANESSA GOLUB

Miss West Coast


Vanessa Golub is a professional model and actress in Los Angeles California. She has worked with a diverse variety of companies such as McDonalds, Maxim, and Sports Illustrated just to name a few. She recently decided to break into the world of pageantry, where she won the title of Miss West Coast 2014. Before she embarked on her journey in entertainment, she graduated from California State University Long Beach with a degree in communications, and believes her dedication to education has molded her into the person she is today. Vanessa's passion for fitness and health has inspired her to start her own fitness wear clothing line. Vanessa also enjoys volunteering her time to the Blast Mentorship Program and Operation Blankets of Love.

VICTORIA JOHNSON

Miss West Coast Teen


Victoria Nicole Johnson won Miss West Coast Teen USA in March, 2014. Victoria is an up-and-coming model as well as a graduate with an honors diploma from Whittier Christian high school. The OC Register graced her with the title of being one of the four top high school graduates in Southern California. She is now a full time student at Biola University with a major in Public Relations and a minor in biblical studies. While balancing two jobs to pay for school she also continues her passion for volunteering all over her community. For the last 11 consecutive years Victoria has volunteered with the American Cancer Relay for Life to raise funds to find a cure for cancer. While also working with many non profits like OBOL, CHOC, Fur Bearing Defenders, LM Volunteers in Action Organization, Susan G. Komen and many more.

ALISON KIM

Miss South Bay


Alison Kim captured her title on March 30th, 2014 in Downtown Los Angeles. Kim, placed as a finalist at Miss California USA in 2014 and she's determined to capture the crown this year. Equipped with her degree in Marketing, Alison had transitioned herself towards a successful career as an influential Marketing Associate at Tory Burch LLC, a prominent American fashion house, in New York City. Now in Los Angeles, Alison is continuing her studies pursuing a degree in Business Management and setting her sights abroad. Having been well traveled throughout her life, Alison is now getting herself involved through different organizations, internships, and programs to now implement worldwide experiences and influences into her career. Alison is committed to being part of the next generation of successful young women.

MASHA SHADCHINA

Miss South Bay Teen


Masha Shadchina won Miss South Bay Teen USA in 2014. At the 2015 Miss California Teen USA pageant she placed as a Top 10 Finalist. She currently is a senior at LACES High School. Masha wants to pursue a career in economics and finance as well as minor in acting while in college. Masha is also a professional tennis player winning numerous tennis tournaments through out California. She currently teaches kids how to play tennis. She loves making people laugh and has performed at LA Improv. Her dream is to give back to everyone who has helped her throughout her life and career. While dedicating her time to Operation Blankets of Love a 501 (c) 3 public non profit she has been inspired to one day open a new revolutionary way to shelter homeless animals in future.