Who we are

Miss California Latina® and Miss Teen California Latina are the preliminaries to the national Miss U.S. Latina and Miss Teen U.S. Latina pageants. Miss U.S. Latina is the oldest pageant competition for Latinas and widely recognized as the pioneer of Latin / Hispanic pageantry. It’s the most prestigious and well know pageant system for Latinas.

The mission of the Miss California Latina pageant is to empower women of Latin and Hispanic origin living in California.

The Miss California Latina pageant and Miss Teen California Latina pageants provide personal and professional opportunities for young women to promote their voices in business, politics, the arts, and service to the community. It’s a great forum for today’s young women to express their viewpoints, talents, and accomplishments and inspire the future generation while impacting their communities.

City Preliminary Pageants

Check your local city for preliminary competitions. If there is not a city preliminary in your area, you can APPLY HERE.

Miss Fresno Latina™
Miss Long Beach Latina™
Miss Los Angeles Latina™
Miss Oakland Latina™
Miss Pasadena Latina™
Miss Sacramento Latina™
Miss San Diego Latina™
Miss San Francisco Latina™
Miss San Jose Latina™

To discuss becoming a city/affiliate Pageant please contact us at: info@MissCaliforniaLatina.com

Meet the team


Ozzie Mendoza is very passionate about the beauty industry. He is a full-time Cosmetologist and Makeup Artist whose work has been published in many national and international publications, such as Vogue Italy and Vogue Asia. He comes to the Miss US Latina family with over 18 years of experience in the pageant world directing, as well as coaching girls who have gone on to win city, state, national and international titles.

He is dedicated to helping young girls bring out the best in themselves in all aspects of their lives and he firmly believes that pageants are a perfect platform to boost their confidence and give them knowledge and skills needed to become better individuals. Mendoza feels that through pageants, young women can find the necessary connections to gain amazing opportunities as the stepping stones that will bring them closer to their goals.