Monday, November 18, 2013

I'm a Beauty Queen! Miss Uptown Whittier 2013-2014

Me! Miss Uptown Whittier 2013-2014

Well I'd never thought I'd see the day! I guess I now can add Beauty Queen to my list of titles, say hello to the 2013- 2014 Miss Uptown Whittier!! Remember my most recent post I did where I talked about The Miss Uptown Whittier Contest and how I previously entered and was planning to enter again? Well what do you know, third times the charm and I won! I was so extremely thrilled and surprised and I can't believe I get to go on this new exciting venture. I'm so very proud of representing Uptown and it's a neighborhood I dearly love and one that holds sentimental value for me too. Even though it's been two weeks since I was crowned and I already attended my first event as Miss Uptown it all seems so surreal. So let me share with you all the fabulous fashion and style details and how about that tiara!!

Before the contest
(Photo by. The Uptown Association)

Here I am posing for the camera! I decided to do a late 1940's look this year (you know how I love my 40's) and again wearing a deep blue, which is probably one of the most flattering shades I could wear. The dress is a vintage rayon 1940's faux wrap draped dress in a midnight blue, I bought it from a friend of mine at a yard sale  a few months back and it was my first time wearing it out. I designed and made my shoe clips, hair accessory and dress brooch all matching miniature midnight blue rosettes covered with rhinestones.

Presenting myself for the crowd

Answering a few questions 

Gotta wear those Backseam stockings, my favorite!

 I won! Getting my sash and tiara put on by Miss Uptown Crystal
(Photo by. The Uptown Association)

(Photo by. The Uptown Association)

 I'm a happy camper!

 I look silly here, making my acceptance speech

 Pictured here with the lovely Crystal, Miss Uptown 2012- 2013

 Here are all us Miss Uptown contest contenders

Here I am with the 2nd place runner up at my left and 3rd place winner to my right along with Uptown Association members and Miss Uptown
(Photo by. The Uptown Association)

Here I am with 2nd place winner Marily and 3rd place winner Emely. Both Ladies were very sweet & lovely and each go their own little tiara.
(Photo by. The Uptown Association)
(all other photos by. Angel Rivera)

Fun Fact! The Miss Uptown tiara is actually a replica of the tiara actress Audrey Hepburn wore in the classic 1953 movie "Roman Holiday" as Princess Ann! How lovely, cute and perfectly retro is that! Wow! It's like I get to emulate one of my childhood idols, Audrey Hepburn!

First day on the job! Here I am pictured at my first event as Miss Uptown. I opted for a late 1950's early 1960's look.
(Photo by. The Uptown Association)

Such a cute giant pair of scissors! Here I am pictured with Uptown officials and folks from the Whittier Daily News celebrating the new office opening and headquarters.
(Photo by. The Uptown Association)

Two big Uptown events are on the calendar and the surely aren't to be missed!
So Mark your calenders come out and support the community, have some fun and see little 'ol me!
Oh and I'll be in the 60th Annual Christmas Parade!!