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Miss for America Strong 2023 is Candy Cáceres of California

California's Candy Cáceres was crowned Miss for America Strong 2023 on Friday, August 24 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Emmy-nominated journalist and bilingual weather anchor hailing from the Dominican Republic bested more than 40 other contestants to win the national competition for the most accomplished and single women of America. Jessica Wallace of Kentucky was named first runner-up while Jonét Nichelle of Rhode Island was announced as the second runner-up. The representatives from Idaho, Katarina Schweitzer, Oklahoma, Chesney Ann Monroe, and New York, Victoria Treadwell rounded out the Top 6. Hawaii, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wisconsin, and Utah were the rest of the Top 15 semifinalists. Last year's winner Chelsi Rose from West Virginia crowned her successor at the end of the event. Before winning her national title, the new Miss for America Strong was proclaimed Miss California for A

Miss California 2023 is Sabrina Lewis of Berkeley

Sabrina Lewis, representing Berkeley, edged out 42 other competitors to win Miss California 2023 on Saturday, July 1 at the Visalia Convention Center in Downtown Visalia, California. The 26-year-old equestrian and an alumna of the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) succeeds last year's titleholder Catherine Liang, a financial analyst from Bay Area. Asha Bhattacharya of Anaheim Hills was named first runner-up while Taylor Yamane of Riverside City, Mahika Valluri of Northern California, and Katie Tessier of Los Angeles County were the second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively. The title of Miss California's Teen 2023 went to San Deigo's Marlie Wright who will now proceed to the Miss America's Teen 2024 pageant. Her runners-up were Arushi Somani of Canyon Hills, Siena Lester of Anaheim Hills, Delilah Sichmeller of Riverside City, and Ruth Alvarenga of Marin County. No stranger to pageantry, the new Miss California previously held the title Miss Calif

Miss California USA 2023 is Tianna Clark

ALZ and mental health advocate Tianna Clark bested over 80 other competitors to be crowned Miss California USA 2023 on Sunday, June 18 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove, California. The 27-year-old soldier and professional model from Perris is a psychology graduate of Norco College in Riverside County. She succeeds last year's winner Tiffany Johnson and will now prepare to represent her home state at Miss USA 2023 in Reno, Nevada on a date yet to be announced. "Blessed and grateful. I'm truly grateful and excited for the year ahead. Thank you to the coach and all the sponsors who helped me along this journey," she shared online. Giselle Burgos of Boyle Heights was named first runner-up while Samantha Ramos of Fullerton, Athenna Crosby of NorCal, and Jaanu Patel of Huntington Beach were the second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively. Rounding out the Top 18 were Issah Rose Mata, Natalie Benson, Dominique Mihaljević, Lilian Thorington, Akanksha

Acacia McBride aims for Miss California USA 2023, her third attempt at winning the state pageant

For the third time, Acacia McBride will try again for Miss California USA. Will she finally bring home the state title and go to Miss USA 2023? The 25-year-old international model and advocate for autism recently announced her participation in the upcoming Miss California USA 2023 on her social media. She first joined the state pageant in 2021 and placed second runner-up then came back the following year and bagged the third runner-up position. After two strong finishes in previous attempts, she is more than ready to fight for her Miss USA and Miss Universe dreams. Acacia, now a resident of Los Angeles, California, was born and raised in rural Mississippi and earned her bachelor's degree in communications with a concentration in radio, television, and film from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. Besides modeling, she is also an influencer and a digital content producer for major beauty brands. She is passionate about beauty, fashion, pageantry, and the media, especially