Olivia Jean Leigh Jensen, daughter of Shawn and Catrina Jensen of Ramona, earned the title of 2009 National American Miss California and will represent the state at the national pageant at Disneyland in Anaheim during Thanksgiving Week.
The National American Miss pageants celebrate America’s greatness and encourage its future leaders. Each year, the pageant awards $1.5 million in cash, scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist the development of young women nationwide.
National American Miss has added the ultimate door prize to Nationals 2009. Each girl who qualifies for the national pageant has a chance to win a new 2009 Ford Mustang convertible.
Olivia’s activities include acting, singing, dancing, barrel racing, roping, riding her horse Missy and spending time with her family and friends.
National American Miss is dedicated to developing the success of young women across the country with a program designed to be age-appropriate and family-oriented. Pageants are held in each state for girls ages 4 to 18 in five different age divisions.
The pageant program is based on inner beauty, poise and presentation. Emphasis is placed on the importance of gaining self-confidence, learning new skills, learning good attitudes about competition, and setting and achieving personal goals. The pageant seeks to recognize the accomplishments of each girl while encouraging her to set goals for the future.