Ms. Senior California Pageant seeks Ventura County Contestants
Pageant seeks to put seniors in spotlight

Conejo Valley, CA – The Ms. Senior California Pageant is conducting a search to find contestants in the Ventura County area for the third preliminary pageant in May 2012. The two top contestants will advance to the State Pageant to compete for the title of Ms. Senior California in August.

The Pageant is open to women who have reached the “age of elegance” – 60 and up. The Pageant seeks to elevate elegant senior women and allow them to get the recognition they deserve. Pageant competition is based on an interview, an evening gown presentation, sharing of a philosophy of life, and talent.

All interested contestants can contact Ventura Pageant Director, Susan Cashman at (818) 883-8975, or email at The Pageant will take place on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 1:30 P.M. It will be held at The Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks CA, 91362. Applications must be submitted and approved by April 14.

In honoring “America’s greatest generation,” the Pageant is hosting seven regional preliminary pageants around California, with the Ventura County area being the fourth stop. The top two finalists from each preliminary pageant will advance to the State Pageant in August for the title of Ms. Senior California. In addition, Ms. Senior California will go, all expenses paid, to participate in the October 2012 Ms. Senior America Pageant.

Reigning Ms. Senior California, Norma Morein from Long Beach, went on to win Third Runner Up at the 2011 Ms. Senior America Pageant. A former educator and business owner, Norma spends her time assisting families and seniors in completing oft-neglected tasks – making their days easier and less complicated. She has used her platform as Ms. Senior California to bring “attention to the resources, skills, knowledge, talents, and experience that the millions of seniors in this country possess.”

All contestants are also invited to become a member of the Cameo Club and to perform in the “Silver Girls Entertainment Troupe.” Through traveling around to large and small venues alike, the goal of the Troupe is to bring joy and happiness to their audience. Since 2001, the Troupe has performed at over 50 events each year.

Since 1972, the Ms. Senior America – as well as all state chapters – has held to the philosophy that seniors are the foundation of America and should be considered its most valuable treasure. They believe that through their knowledge, experience, and resources, the younger generations of America have the opportunity to build a better society. For more information on the Ms. Senior California Program, please visit the Pageant website,

Ms. Senior California of America, Inc. was established as a non-profit corporation in 2010 and is affiliated with Ms. Senior America, Inc., founded in 1971. The Ms. Senior California Pageant is now the largest senior pageant program in the nation.