Who will be Miss NoHo?
September 14, 2014 Beauty Pageant Competition and Charity Red Carpet Event
Miss NoHo Productions Inc. presents the second annual Miss North Hollywood/Miss North Hollywood Teen Regional Pageant on September 15 at NoHo’s The Garland Hotel where more than 65 contestants will compete to capture the crown, title and prize package worth over $50,000.
The Miss North Hollywood and Miss North Hollywood Teen competition is the largest preliminary beauty pageant leading to Miss California and Miss California Teen USA® winners then advance on to Miss USA® and Miss Teen USA® on national TV!
This year’s event will be held at the newly renovated hotel The Garland located in North Hollywood. Celebrities, guest and attendees will be able to walk the Red Carpet prior to the pageant. VIP Guests and judges will include Harvey Walden, Actor star of “Celebrity Fit Club,” Shandi Finnessey, Miss USA® 2004, Susie Castillo Miss USA® 2003, Jordan Yuam celebrity trainer of Taylor Lautner of Twilight fame, Alex Buznikov DDS, MD, PhD of Rodeo Dental Studios, Sylvia Ballin, Mayor, City of San Fernando to name a few.
A portion of the proceeds from the Miss North Hollywood pageant and red carpet event will be donated to support local charity: Operation Blankets of Love, which provides shelter animals with blankets and other items of comfort, and the Los Angeles division of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer awareness.
Contestants of Miss North Hollywood (ages 19-26) and Miss North Hollywood Teen (ages 12-18) will compete in personal interviews one-on-one with the celebrity panel of judges. Then during a live on-stage competition, the contestants are judged in physical fitness in Sugarkiss swim suits designed by Founder/Director Amanda Lee Wasvary, and evening wear. From there, ten finalists will be selected to receive the always thrilling on-stage final question from the celebrity judging panel.
In addition to being North Hollywood’s official representatives at the Miss CA/Miss CA Teen USA® competition in January 2015, the title holders will make appearances throughout the year on the behalf of many charities, sponsors, and civic events. If selected as Miss CA or Miss CA Teen USA® the title holders would have the chance to advance on to Miss USA® and Miss Teen USA®.
New for this year is the Miss Sugarkiss Cover Model and Calendar Girl Search. Sugarkiss is a national branded company owned and operated by Amanda Lee Wasvary (also the pageant founder of Miss NoHo Productions Inc.) who will be selecting 1 Sugarkiss Cover Model and 12 other finalists to appear in the Sugarkiss Swimwear annual calendar. Miss Sugarkiss will have the opportunity to be the face of the Sugarkiss brand and model Wasvary’s designs throughout the year. The winner will also advance on to compete at the state level at Miss California USA®.
All contestants participating in the pageant will have the opportunity to win modeling contracts, training, and networking with top entertainment professionals, as well as valuable prizes. The winners will advance to Miss CA /Miss CA Teen USA® and receive coaching from the expert team of entertainment industry leaders Tara Rice and Amanda Lee Wasvary, Producers and Directors of the pageant under Miss NoHo Productions, Inc. Their stated mission is to empower women and teens to become leaders in their community, state and nation, and to inspire others along the way.
Miss NoHo Productions, Inc., was founded by Wasvary in 2012. As a former model and actress, pageant title holder and more recently an accomplished Fashion Designer, she wanted to teach and mentor young women and teens the tools to be successful in the world of entertainment.
“I truly enjoy working with the girls and giving them every opportunity possible to succeed. It is my dream to discover and groom one of these young ladies into a future Miss USA® or Universe®,” says Wasvary.
Wasvary has been involved with both the Miss America and Miss USA/Universe® pageant systems for over 20 years. She has held the titles of Miss Southeast Michigan, 1999 (Miss America Organization), and was 1st runner up to Miss Los Angeles USA® in 2001. She has also held the titles of Mrs. Santa Clarita United States 2012 and Mrs. California Globe 2012.
Wasvary’s partner for the pageant business, is talented model and actress Tara Rice. Rice has also held the title of Miss California Teen All American in 2000. Rice is excited about her new passion for mentoring teens and women to become young leaders in their community. “I cannot wait to share my expertise with the teens and young women competing in the Miss North Hollywood pageant. I believe pageants give them the tools to succeed in life while empowering them along the way,” says Rice.
Together, the team of Wasvary and Rice are the Producers and Directors of the largest regional preliminary pageants in the Miss USA®/Miss Universe® system averaging 65 delegates in each pageant. Under their direction, Miss NoHo Productions, Inc., produces three pageants per year including: Miss North Hollywood, Miss Greater San Fernando Valley, and Miss City of Angels. This year they will prepare 10 regional pageant winners to compete at Miss California/ Miss California Teen USA® in January.
In 2013, the inaugural year of Miss NoHo Productions, Inc., the team trained four Finalists including Brittany Wagner, Miss North Hollywood 2014, who placed as Top 10 Finalist out of the over 200 young ladies competing for the Miss California USA® title last year.
Red Carpet Reception: 4PM
Location: The Garland Hotel
4222 Vineland Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Tickets: Can be purchased online at www.missnorthhollywood.com or by calling 310-709-3762
For more info contact:
Amanda Lee Wasvary
Miss NoHo Productions Inc.
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