Music, Nursing Major Alyssa Vásquez Vies for Title of Miss California

Thursday, June 29, 2017

VIDA EN EL VALLE (FRESNO) -- Vásquez didn’t feel she fit the “mold” of a pageant contestant. “I had darker skin, didn’t have blue eyes or blonde hair,” Vásquez said of her hesitation to run for Miss Napa County at first.

However, winning the title showed Vásquez that Latinas do fit the mold of a pageant contestant that goes beyond looks.

Vásquez said Latinas have all the “elements to be in this competition. They should go out of their way to do this. We are representing our community.”

Vásquez, who was born and raised in Napa, lives in the Bay area where she attends San Francisco State University as a full-time classical voice major. She is also majoring in Nursing.