2017 Miss North Hollywood & Miss Universal City Pageant Contestant

2017 Miss North Hollywood & Miss Universal City Contestant
Beyond excited to be participating in my FIRST pageant!!!

Photographer Raphael Maglonzo
(Official Photographer of Miss U.S.A.)
The big day is Sunday April 9th, 2017 @ The Prestigious El Portal Theatre


I saw a breakdown posted by Director Amanda Lee of Miss NoHo Productions in Backstage West for this pageant.  I’ve never ever thought of myself as a beauty queen ever, then thought to myself, “WHY NOT?  YOU WILL NEVER KNOW UNTIL YOU TRY” – so I pressed the APPLY button.  A couple days later I logged into my Backstage account and saw 1 message in your inbox.  When I saw that it was from Amanda from the pageant I was a bit apprehensive with accepting the audition.  
When I arrived at the Debbie Reynold’s Dance School in North Hollywood, it was about 2 weeks after she and her daughter, Carrie Fisher had passed away.  There was a sign for one of the parking spaces close to the front door:  ‘This space is for Debbie Reynold’s’
I was lucky to have been a guest of my friend Marty Chin to see Debbie Reynold’s in her one woman show a few years back at the El Portal Theatre.  Debbie was fantastik!  During intermission the news came out that Eddie Fisher had passed away that day. . .but you’d never know by Debbie’s incredible performance.  I was truly blown away by her talents. . . and met her after her performance and get an autograph.  What a thrill!! 
What a difference hair color makes!!  I am a natural brunette. . .thou have loved highlights in my hair since I was 12 years old.  (That’s another story for later)  Also, my birth name is Carrie, just like Debbie’s daughter.  I have an older sister named Debbie. . .but no one named Eddie or Edward in the family. 
This photo was taken 9 years ago;  July 10, 2008