MARTINEZ, Calif. – An Alhambra High School sophomore is representing her city in the 2018 Miss Junior Teen Pageant Oakland Competition Aug. 26 after passing preliminary tests.
Alexa Webber, 15, recently was told she was accepted to compete after succeeding in interviews conducted by the pageant’s coordinator as well as information she supplied on her application, her mother, Regina Webber, said.
“Because this particular pageant focuses on personality and building self-confidence, I thought I may try something completely different and step out of my comfort zone,” Alexa said about entering the pageant.
“Most of all, I want to feel good knowing I pushed myself to do something my gut was telling me I should do,” she said.
Miss Junior Teen is one of four divisions of the Miss Teen Pageant, based in Independence, Ohio, and focused on competitors’ personalities. Once accepted, contestants attend training classes, are given personal interviews and participate in the pageant production.
She will be competing for a share of prize money and specialty gifts, and will be competing against others in casual wear, formal wear and other modeling routines as well as interviewing skills and personality.
Should Alexa advance, she would progress to the Miss Junior Teen National Competition in Orlando, Fla., where contestants will compete for more than $30,000 in prizes and awards and receive an expense-paid trip of five nights and six days in Orlando.
When she isn’t attending classes, Alexa said, “I play competitive softball on a travel team and love being outdoors.”
Local businesses and individuals may assist Alexa in the competition by becoming her official sponsors, and may do so by calling the pageant coordinator at 1-877-910-4190.