Taylor Nelson

Miss West Coast 

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. T​o 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.

Shelby Howell

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.

Andrea Andrade

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.

Amanda Ford

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 Carranza

Miss South Bay Teen


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

Laurel Henderson

Ms South Bay

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

Miss West Coast Pre-Teen


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

Junior Miss West Coast


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

Miss West Coast Princess


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

Miss West Coast Regional

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..