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Nkechidindu Okorie 

Miss Okorie is CEO and founder of “United for Youth,” a nonprofit organization designed to help unprivileged youth manifest their dreams into reality. As the reigning USOA Miss California, she employs pageants as a platform to shine a light on the issues at hand. She is concurrently completing studies as she earns her bachelors of science at California State University of Long Beach, majoring in computer science with a minor in applied mathematics. During her free time, Miss Okorie enjoys running, crochet, playing her violin, and playing video games. 

Candy Cáceres 

Mrs. Cáceres is a former titleholder and has proven herself a fierce competitor in life as well as pageantry. An Emmy nominated journalist as well as the weather anchor for Telemundo Valle Central, she is committed to the community, regularly participating in a variety of events and charities. Candy is a member National Association of Hispanic Journalists and in her free time, she loves hiking, spending time with her daughter, Adrielle, and restoring old furniture.


Johana Hernandez

Ms. Hernandez is renowned as an entrepreneur and celebrity fashion designer with more than 17 years of innovation in the clothing industry. Based in the capitol of fashion, Beverly Hills, her bespoke label, GLAUDI by Johana Hernandez focuses on haute couture bridal, evening gowns, and mens bespoke suits. She served as served as a designer-judge on the international TV series "The Fashion Hero.” As a role model for her Latina heritage, Ms. Hernandez is proud to be the first Salvadoran-American to show during Paris Fashion Week and is passionate in her commitment to design for every shape and size, women and men alike. Some of Ms. Hernandez' celebrity clients include Serena Williams, Nicole Ritchie, Bella Thorne, Gina Rodriguez, Paulina Rubio, Gloria Trevi, Lucero, and more. 

Yasmine Freedman

Mrs. Freedman is a former Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleader, Pennsylvania International Titleholder, and a21 advocate who is passionate about helping the world understand how to respect and honor our personal differences. Prior to moving to California she invested her time teaching this country's most precious resources - children. Her passions have inspired her to realize the vision of increasing diversity and inclusion within our educational systems across the United States.