Photo credit to: Miss NoHo Productions Inc.
Photo credit to: Miss NoHo Productions Inc.

On Sunday, April 9, 2017, It was a full house at the El Portal Theater where more than 70 contestants competed to capture the crown, title and a prize package worth over $50,000. Yes, that’s where Miss NoHo Productions Inc., presented their 5th Annual Miss North Hollywood USA & Miss Universal City USA Regional Pageant 2017 at the El Portal  Theatre located at 11206 Weddington St, North Hollywood, CA 91601 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

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“I couldn’t have asked for a better panel of judges for my Miss North Hollywood pageant! They came from all backgrounds and businesses. We truly enjoyed having each of you and are so excited for our title holders this year! Thank you” said Amanda Lee Wasvary, Founder/CEO/Director from Miss NoHo Productions Inc.

The 5th Annual Miss North Hollywood USA & Miss Universal City USA Regional Pageant 2017 was produced by Amanda Lee Wasvary, Founder/CEO/Director from Miss NoHo Productions Inc., and CEO, Designer from Sugarkiss Inc. The 5th Annual Miss North Hollywood USA & Miss Universal City USA Regional Pageant 2017 was hosted by actor Harvey Walden.

The 5th Annual Miss North Hollywood USA & Miss Universal City USA Regional Pageant 2017 featured red carpet arrivals starting at 3:00, the pageant show at 4:00 pm which included live performances and ended around 9:00 pm, then After Glow Party at The Federal Bar 5303 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601.

The winners of the are: Rachel Anne McDonough as Miss North Hollywood 2017, Madison Ortiz as Miss North Hollywood Teen 2017, Jordyn Toon as Pre Teen Miss North Hollywood 2017, Jenna Cambaliza as Junior Miss North Hollywood 2017, Cali Rossen as Ms North Hollywood Woman Elite 2017, Morgan Roen as Ms Universal City Woman Elite 2017, Rykiah Parks as Miss Universal City 2017, Morgan Witkop as Miss Universal City Teen 2017, Deanara Aragon as Pre Teen Miss Universal City 2017, Teyanah Sanders as Junior Miss Universal City 2017, Teresa Fletchinger as Miss Sugarkiss 2017, Samantha Gartland as Miss Sugarkiss Teen 2017, Amanda Larssen Dally as Miss Gold Coast 2017 and Kritin Cortines as Miss Gold Coast Teen 2017.

Photo credit to: Roland de Guzman for Diversity News Magazine
Photo credit to: Roland de Guzman for Diversity News Magazine
Photo credit to: Roland de Guzman for Diversity News Magazine

Some of the distinguish judges that have the job in voting for the winners were our very own Steven Escobar along with Leontine Abdullah, George Rojas, Steve Hernandez, Sabrina Chu-Hurd, Peter Madrigal, Jose Burrola, Babak Sanei, Adam Rider and many more. Also our very own Queen Marie Bogacz, Mrs Diversity 2016/2017 attended the event.

The Miss North Hollywood USA and Miss Universal City USA competition is the largest preliminary beauty pageant leading to Miss California USA and Miss California Teen USA® winners then advance on to Miss USA®, Miss Universe® and Miss Teen USA® and been seen on national TV!

Coming up this summer is Miss City of Angels USA competition set for September 9, 2017, ages 4-40 can apply and this is a preliminary to Miss CA USA. To apply Email missnohopageants@gmail.com for more information!

Photo credit to: Miss NoHo Productions Inc.

About Amanda Lee Wasvary: Amanda Lee is the founder of Miss Noho Productions Inc., Executive Director of Miss North Hollywood/ Miss North Hollywood Teen, Miss Universal City/ Miss Universal City Teen, Miss City of Angels/ Miss City of Angels Teen, Miss SoCal Regional/ Miss SoCal Regional Teen and Miss Sugarkiss International.

Amanda has been producing fashion shows and special events for over 15 years. As a former model and actress, she appeared routinely on the FOX network TV series “Party of Five” with Mathew Fox from 1994-2000. During her modeling career she traveled as an international Spokesmodel for General Motors as a Product Specialist for Cadillac and was signed with multiple agencies including Otto Models, Pacific Talent, Gail & Rice and Patrick Talent to name a few.

Her pageant background includes both the Miss America and Miss USA/Universe® pageant systems. She has held the titles of Miss Southeast Michigan, 1999 (Miss America Organization), and was 1st runner up to Miss Los Angeles USA®. She has been a delegate in Miss California USA®, Miss Michigan USA®, and Miss Michigan America placing in the finals several times, and was Mrs. California Globe 2012.
Amanda has been a Designer for over 20 years and is currently employed by The Walt Disney Company as Global Manager/ Director of Role Play Costumes where she manages a team of Designers who are responsible for designing Disney Princess costumes. She is also the CEO of Sugarkiss Inc., her own brand of evening gowns and swimwear that she exclusively designs and won the “Most Innovative” costume design award from Party City in 2009 for incorporating lights into her costume designs.
Her background includes over two decades of dance experience with the Michigan Ballet Theatre, her college dance team, as a professional cheerleader with the “Automotion” for the Detroit Pistons and an Instructor for the Elite Cheer Association.
She is excited to be able to use her fashion expertise, modeling background and collaboration to mentor the contestants, and is grateful to support Brittany Wagner, Miss Universal City who was 1st Runner-up to Miss California USA® 2015 and Jessica Duhay who was 2nd Runner-up to Miss California Teen USA® 2016.​ For more information visit http://www.missnorthhollywood.com/directors.html

About Miss NoHo Productions Inc.: Their mission is to empower women and teens to become leaders in their community, state and nation, and to inspire others along the way. For more information visit http://www.missnorthhollywood.com

Photos credit to: Roland de Guzman for Diversity News Magazine and Miss NoHo Productions Inc.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Miss North Hollywood USA & Miss Universal City USA Regional Pageant 2017 Videos to come soon. Please come back again. Thanks

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