Awarded a $2,500 scholarship last Sept. 29, 2019 at the 2020 Miss Orange County and Miss Orange County Teen Regional    



The Miss Universe Organization has decided this week to replace the swimsuit competition in the MISS TEEN USA 2016 Pageant with athletic wear. This new direction for Miss Teen USA is a great way to celebrate the active lives that so many young women lead and set a string example for our peers," the current Miss Teen USA 2015 Katherine Haik told USA Today, which first reported the news. 
Reported by Michael Rothman, Good Morning America.

June 5, 2016, Trip to Vegas for Miss USA 2016. Stayed at Cancun Resort, went to T-Mobil Arena for Miss USA won by District of Columbia. July 2016, we attended at Special Olympics Summer Games at Cal State Long Beach.

October 28, 2015 -
The Miss Universe Organization has announced that the Miss Universe, scheduled for December 20, 2015 at the Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas Nevada, will be televised, LIVE! on FOX channel 11.


Amazing queens and ambassadors participated in feeding the homeless at the Lyons Park in Costa Mesa, CA. They were assisted by the Costa Mesa Police. The queens in attendance were Berlin Armenta, Miss Orange County USA® 2016, Lauren Dorn, Miss Orange County Teen USA® 2016, Aaaliyah Garcia, Miss Tustin Teen USA® 2016, Natalie Thoma, La Jolla Ambassador 2016, Lexi Peterson, Miss Junior Tustin 2016 and executive director, Giselle Boone.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2015 - Donald Trump sold the Miss Universe®, Miss USA® and Miss Teen USA® to WME /  IMG. Here is the article.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA (September 14, 2015) – WME | IMG today announced the acquisition of The Miss Universe Organization, which includes MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA®, and MISS TEEN USA®, from Donald J. Trump. Mr. Trump had acquired NBCUniversal’s interest in The Miss Universe Organization as part of the settlement of his litigation against NBCUniversal.

The Miss Universe Organization is an international organization that advances and supports opportunities for women. MISS UNIVERSE® is distributed in more than 190 countries worldwide and seen by more than half a billion people annually.

The MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA®, and MISS TEEN USA® pageants provide a global platform for more than 10,000 women annually through dedicated partnerships with charities, sponsors, brands, franchisees and television networks around the world. Additionally, the organization raises millions of dollars for charities annually, including nearly $4 million in 2014 alone.

“Having worked closely with The Miss Universe Organization in the past, we understand the incredible potential of the events and the star-quality of the participants,” said Mark Shapiro, Chief Content Officer, WME | IMG. “The global reach of The Miss Universe Organization and the content opportunities presented by the pageants make this a strong, strategic addition to our portfolio.”

“I have truly enjoyed owning the MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA®, and MISS TEEN USA® pageants,” said Mr. Trump. “When I purchased the pageants many years ago, they were in serious trouble. It has been a great honor making them so successful and I have really enjoyed watching the pageants grow throughout the USA and worldwide. The pageants are now in the hands of a great company that will shepherd them to even greater levels of success.”

This acquisition expands WME | IMG’s portfolio of global events and media properties across entertainment and fashion, including more than 20 fashion weeks per year in cities including New York, Berlin, and Sydney; original lifestyle productions including this year’s “Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row” taking place at Madison Square Garden; and global lifestyle festivals including Taste Festivals and Lollapalooza.

IMG has served as executive producers of both MISS UNIVERSE® and MISS USA® pageants in the past.

The Raine Group and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP served as WME | IMG’s financial and legal advisors, respectively.


About WME | IMG WME | IMG is the global leader in entertainment, sports, events, media and fashion. Operating in more than 25 countries, the company specializes in talent representation and management;

SEPT 13, 2015 - Attended the crowning of Miss Orange County India.

SEPT 11, 2015
NEW YORK (AFP) - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump announced he has purchase NBC's half of Miss Universe Friday, taking sole ownership after NBC refused to broadcast the pageant in July.  "Just purchased NBC's half of the Miss Universe Organization and settled all lawsuits against them. Now own 100% -- stay tuned!" Trump Tweeted.