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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
Taylor Nelson is a 25 year old philanthropist originally from northern California, and currently residing in Los Angeles. She has a Media Studies degree from Marymount California University with a concentration in Social Media, and a forward, yet creative thinking approach to media and design infrastructure. Taylor is a young professional whose experience in business-to-business marketing techniques, strategic planning, and public relations has leveraged her unique experiences in the design, fashion, and marketing industries. To name a few of Taylor’s accomplishments, Miss Black Teen Sacramento 2009, Miss Black Talented Teen California 2010 and most recent, Miss West Coast 2018 - 2019. Taylor intends to use her experiences to coordinate a #CampaignForChange in women’s equality around the world, through her Women’s Foundation Our Sisters Our Time.
Miss West Coast Teen
Shelby Howell is a proffesional fashion model for Mavrick Artists Agency and an aspiring actress. She is also a college student at Grossmont Community College. Shelby loves to be as active as she can by running, working out and eating healthy. Shelby had experienced bullying as a child and a young teen because she was overweight. Due to that, she wants to create a plus size clothing line for young girls that struggle with being overweight that will make them comfortable and confident in their own skin. She has also experienced very difficult times when one of her four young brothers passed in 2008. She has another brother that was in a coma for a month and a half at Rady Children’s Hospital. She felt comforted by the Ronald McDonald house at this hospital when she spent much time there with her family. 100% of their proceeds go to families in need during their time at the hospital. Her platform is to help the Ronald McDonald house and get others to volunteer for this amazing organization.
Ms West Coast
My name is Andrea Andrade. I am a 27 years old and was born in Michoacán,Mexico. I came to the United States at the age of 4. I have 3 brothers and 2 very loving parents. I started working at Telemundo and Q97 radio station at the age of 17. Working at such a young age taught me self discipline and motivated me to achieve all of my life goals. I stayed in the corporate world working for CBS and NBC for a few years in Marketing and Advertising, something I am very passionate about doing. Back in 2017 I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer. After colorectal Surgery and 6 months of chemotherapy I am now in remission. For the past year and a half I have been dedicating my time to working and volunteering at local hospitals and being a public advocate for Cancer Patients. During my chemotherapy treatments I found that being in pageants was something that made me feel beautiful and strong in a time like mine. I was able to break down the stereotype of what cancer patients “look like”. Someone who is weak, bald and very sick looking. Although on the inside I felt sick to my stomach because of my chemotherapy, I wanted to be and look normal. Pageantry taught me how to do that. It taught me that beauty went beyond the outside look. To love yourself, love your intelligence and love what you do to help others. Winning Ms. West Coast has given me a platform to help other girls love themselves as well. Every crown, every title I have won I do it in dedication to those fighting for their lives. Those who have fought and lost it. Those who have fought and beat it.
Miss South Bay
My name is Amanda Ford, I am 20 years old, my platform is Autism Awareness & Acceptance. I am currently working as a Behavioral Therapist for children with Autism and other developmental disorders. I was awarded at $26,000 scholarship to attend California Lutheran University and in my last semester of school I was placed on the Honor Roll and Dean’s List. I have helped kickstart a non-for profit organization called “The Missing link for Autism” and worked as a peer fitness trainer for teens and young adults on the spectrum. I have dedicated over 600 hour of community service to my platform over the years and am so excited to continue my passion as your new Miss South Bay! My hobbies include painting, hiking and singing. I am both CPR and CPI certified and I am learning American Sign Language (ASL).
Alina Rae Carranza is excited for her reign as Miss South Bay Teen. Alina is a Senior in High School and is enrolled in all AP classes while maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. Alina is a proud recipient of the Gary Sinise Soaring Valor Scholarship. She started riding horses when she was 4 years old and is currently on an equestrian team that shows competitively. She runs nearly 5 miles everyday for cross-country on school varsity track team. Her platform is Be the Match, a International Bone Marrow Registry. Alina also loves volunteering with the Children's Hospital. Being a patient in the Rheumatology Unit has made me want to help more children overcome disabiliti
Dr. Laurel Henderson is a dentist in residency at USC's Center for Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine. She is passionate about helping patients with complex medical histories who are in significant pain and thinks of herself as the "Dr. House" of the head and neck. When she isn't seeing patients, she is working with her foundation, GLOW, which through fitness improves body image and social support in college-aged women who are survivors of sexual violence. Laurel loves to mentor young women, teaches ballet barre classes, performs on trapeze and aerials silks, and serves as the USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry Oral Health Correspondent. Her life dream is to become a celebrity TV dentist on the TV show "The Doctors" so she can spread evidence-based oral health information to millions of people.
Hailey Flowers is attending San Juan Hills High School this year in the academic honors program. She is a SJHHS cheerleader and on the advanced dance production team. Along with dancing ballet, Hailey is also a competitive dancer. She has been awarded the Superintendent’s Academic Honor Roll award every semester since 6th grade. She received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in speech and the President’s Education Achievement Award. She is a member of the California Scholarship Federation. As a member of the National Charity League, Hailey has received the Yellow Rosebud Award for her many hours dedicated to community service. She volunteers for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, Operation Help a Hero, Florence Sylvester Senior Center, Norman P. Murray Senior Center, Rancho Santa Margarita Public Library, Orange County Rescue Mission, Laura’s House, and South County Outreach. Hailey was also lucky to do a volunteer summer internship with Rainbow Kids Achievement Center, shadowing therapists working with special needs children. Hailey believes that cyber bullying is a problem that cannot be overlooked and that we, as a society, need to take a greater responsibility for our social media posts.
Bianca Dent is the reigning Jr Miss West Coast. She is 9 years old and just finished 3rd grade at the Inland Conservatory for the Performing Arts. She loves singing, dancing, musical theatre, playing the piano, and is a competitive baton twirler. Her favorite subjects are art and math, and her hobbies include traveling, swimming, Disneyland, and of course pageants. When she is not busy with everything else, you will find her doing community service with various organizations around California. She loves helping others and believes that kids at any age can make a difference in their community, and she has done just that. Bianca has received Gold and Silver Presidential Volunteer Service Awards for the 400+ hours she has served in her short lifetime.
Lana Hazelton is exciting to be Miss West Coast Princess! I enjoy tapping and twirling as competitive dancer. I’m also an actress and model. My passion is Volunteering at Children’s Hunger Fund. It make me happy when I help other kids all over the world. I’m looking forward to volunteering for Operation Blankets of Love non profit organization this year.
Malaya Rogers is an athletic and ambitious 4th grade leader. She has received perfect attendance awards, on going reading awards, art awards & advanced academic achievements. She has received many race medals & has been running in charity races/walks since she was 4. She wants to help the nation in so many ways & has great ideas in doing just that. She has decided to become the 1st female president. She knows she has 25 years before she can run & until then she wants to help now! She found the courage & registered a week before the Miss West Coast 2018 Pageant. She had no idea what to expect. She has now experienced one the most amazing moments of her young life thus far. She loved everyone and every part of it all. She made so many friends in one day. She is thankful for the abundance of family & friend votes that she received & feels blessed to have won 1st place in the People's Choice Award. Malaya is excited to now carry on into the life of a pageant princess under the wing of Tara Rice & Nikki Zeno. She is a strong sponsor of Operation Blankets Of Love. She has always been an animal lover & believes this is a great charity. She is currently making blankets herself to deliver to the local drop off stations. She is registered for the upcoming, "Strut Your Mutt" Charity 3 Mile walk in October that she will be doing with her dog, Ginger. She has already met her donation goal for the event & will continue to raise more. She feels she has a voice now to help and get others to join her on her missions... Thank you Miss West Coast Pageants..