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Queens, princesses crowned in Miss Santa Clarita Valley Scholarship Pageant

Posted: June 14, 2014 10:49 p.m.
Updated: June 14, 2014 10:49 p.m.

Regional queens and princesses were crowned Saturday as the second night of the 35th annual Miss Santa Clarita Valley Scholarship Pageant, “The Magic of the Crown,” came to a close.

Thirty-seven contestants ages 8 to adult competed in the Friday night preliminary pageant as well as the Saturday night coronary pageant for a chance at a title and a $1,000 to $5,000 scholarship.

The Miss SCV Scholarship Program stresses the importance of volunteer service as well as connecting with different members of the community, according to officials.

All contestants compete in poise, physical fitness, evening gown and are interviewed to become a finalist.

The winners of the 2014 Miss Santa Clarita Valley Scholarship Pageant include the following:

Little Miss SCV: Madison Stears

Jr. Miss SCV: Jessica Judy

Miss Teen SCV: Sarah Rafeh

Miss SCV: Genevieve Caleja

Ms. SCV: Ellen Como

Mrs. SCV: Darlene Warner  


Vtown123: Posted: June 15, 2014 8:05 a.m.

Anybody that would put an 8 year old in a beauty pageant should not be a parent in the first place.

EgbertSouse4U: Posted: June 15, 2014 8:49 a.m.

Yup, nothing quite like objectifying an eight year old, eh?

NotSoAwesomeTown: Posted: June 16, 2014 9:32 a.m.

So I suppose you have an issue with our national treasure, Honey Boo-Boo as well? ;)

livingthegoodlife: Posted: June 16, 2014 11:58 a.m.

Vtown123 - perhaps you should be a bit less judgmental and see what this pageant is all about before posting nasty, negative comments. This is not a beauty pageant, but a volunteer based program where young girls get involved with our community and spend countless hours helping worthwhile causes. They are out there making a difference - are you?

EgbertSouse4U: Posted: June 16, 2014 12:05 p.m.

So.. if this is true, why do the girls have to pose in evening gowns and prove their physical fitness? And what exactly has this 8-year old done for the community? Not trying to be a smart*ss here, I am truly curious.

livingthegoodlife: Posted: June 16, 2014 12:10 p.m.

If you are truly curious head over to their website and see all the organizations these girls volunteer for:!community-service/c1fin

EgbertSouse4U: Posted: June 16, 2014 12:30 p.m.

Just checked your link. They do list causes but do not explain how the winners contributed to their causes. I found the photos of the little 8-year old girls with heavy makeup and jewelry disturbing... shades of JonBenet Ramsey. It looks so unnatural and a pedophile's dream to boot. If this is truly about community involvement, why trot them out like that? Uggh....

These "beauty" pageants.. (and that IS what they are), seem so out-of-step with our current society.

chefgirl358: Posted: June 16, 2014 2:54 p.m.

Child beauty pageants are disgusting. I find it horrifying that parents tart up their little girls and some are even known to do really disturbing things like bleach/color their hair, whiten teeth and misc other dental work, spend thousands of dollars on costumes, acrylic nails, self tanners, basically send them the message that they aren't beautiful naturally, just as themselves. Anybody that makes a child look like a little hussy has a screw loose. Most normal parents have the goal of trying to keep their kids as young and innocent as possible, for as long as they reasonably can. The exposure to pedophiles has got to be a tremendous concern, I just don't understand how any parent would want to expose their child to this creepy subculture.

The idea of the scholarships and community service is wonderful, but why base this on a beauty contest at all? Why not focus solely on each child's merit of what they accomplished in their community service?

EgbertSouse4U: Posted: June 16, 2014 3:52 p.m.

Chefgirl: Thanks for saying what I was trying to say, but more articulately.

ohhyaa: Posted: June 16, 2014 7:44 p.m.

What is really freakish and should send chills down your back is the group of women 50+ that participated. Eekks.

EgbertSouse4U: Posted: June 16, 2014 8:29 p.m.

Disagree. I think a lot of older women are just gorgeous. But the little kids all made up like adult models..... eh.. creepy.

ohhyaa: Posted: June 17, 2014 9:04 p.m.

it's disingenuous when a woman 50+ enters into a beauty pageant with the intention of receiving recognition for being a community volunteer. Adult women who volunteer shouldn't need to receive validation by being told how pretty they are. Sounds like a bunch of bull poo to me. There is some other motivation behind it.

timothymyers02: Posted: June 17, 2014 11:18 a.m.

Chefgirl et al:

This circus freak show is definitely on the decline. Compare the 37 participants in this awfulness (all ages) against about 800-1000 young girls participated in youth soccer in the SCV for just one example and one can see that these pageants are operating in a bunker about to be overrun.

SReilly12: Posted: June 17, 2014 11:49 a.m.

Always thought that these little Beauty Pageants were more about the Moms living life vicariously though their daughters.

johnnyrock: Posted: June 17, 2014 12:04 p.m.

Despise beauty pageants.

LasBrisas: Posted: June 17, 2014 2:24 p.m.

Being able to speak on stage in front of 800 people, learning how to handle oneself when interviewing with adults, learning how to be a positive part of a local community are the main goals of this Scholarship Pageant.

Not always the most beautiful or thinnest ladies win a title.

They all learn how to fundraise, how local businesses and networking occur in everyday life, how interconnected a true community is both in business, in charity and in personal growth.

Please do not judge what you do not know. There is NONE of the behaviors that one sees on TV shows in this pageant. This is a class act and so many ladies have grown in so many ways, whether shyness is overcome, a reshaping of body stereotypes or finding one's inner beauty/self esteem.

Most of these ladies participate in multiple local sports: soccer, track, swim, volleyball, cheer, gymnastics, dance, etc as well as charitable or church activities.

Last years Miss Santa Clarita Valley has over 1,500 hours of community service hours. This year's Mrs. Santa Clarita Valley is a marine with a multiple honors. Both are Presidential Volunteer awards winners.

Any award earned by a volunteer is given so as to inspire others to step up. Have you?

timothymyers02: Posted: June 17, 2014 4:04 p.m.

One can always tell when something is crazy: The resume gets trotted out.

chefgirl358: Posted: June 17, 2014 4:48 p.m.

LasBrisas, there are other groups that teach that without the evening gown's called Toastmasters. I'm sure Zonta, Kiwanis, and various other clubs have similar great qualities. Last I checked, you can learn ALL of those things in the Girl Scouts of America.

ohhyaa: Posted: June 17, 2014 4:48 p.m.

I still don't see the correlation between volunteering and wearing a ridiculous "Gone with the Wind" style ball gown and white gloves.

Just so you know where I stand... I have no issue with most of the age groups participating in this pageant. I'm certain they are lovely young ladies and have multiple achievements to celebrate. I think one age group is too young and feel that one age group is way too old. I have 20 years of volunteering around the SCV. Doesn't mean I want to get in a swim suit and parade around on a stage.

johnnyrock: Posted: June 18, 2014 8:47 a.m.

I don't judge, I used to be in pageants when I was a teen, thanks mom. I did not care for any of it, reshaping body? Really? Is that what life is all about, reshaping the body. I don't like the whole reality of how you have to have a good body or be beautiful to survive. I just don't like the whole "beauty pageant" whatever you want to call it. And I think that little itty bitty girls with makeup and hair and absolutely ridiculous.

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