2010 Miss LA Galaxy Finalists

Elizabeth G.

Elizabeth
Occupation:
  • Pre-School Teacher
Ambitions:
  • To obtain a law degree in order to improve the lives of vulnerable populations and pursue my Masters and PhD in Education.
What is the best advice you ever received?
  • I was taught that no matter how successful we become in life, we can never forget where we came from and never forget those individuals who have helped us get where we are.
Fun Random Facts about Elizabeth:
  • I am recording a demo CD
  • I survived a 3 story fall
  • I studied in Spain for a semester
  • I love to dance Salsa
  • I was the first in my family to attend college

Photo Credit: Charity Balderama-Shilkret

 

Alondra S.

Occupation:
  • Visitor Service Associate at a museum
Ambitions:
  • I hope to start graduate school for a Master's Degree in International Policy Studies next year. I plan on one day working in the international community to raise awareness against human trafficking and poverty.
What is the best advice you ever received?
  • To always be true to yourself...from my mother and father. I have made meaningful relationships because of this advice.
Fun Random Facts about Alondra:
  • One of my favorite memories is traveling to Australia to play in a soccer tournament.
  • I'm half Mexican and half Puerto Rican and am proud of my Latin background.
  • I play the flute and am learning to play the Banjo and Harmonica!
  • I am a huge fan of the Harry Potter books.
  • I love watching Star Trek reruns.

 

Photo Credit: Charity Balderama-Shilkret

 

Jennifer W.

Jennifer.
Occupation:
  • Student/Cal State Northridge and Server
Ambitions:
  • To help others by starting my own practice in Marriage and Family Therapy
What is the best advice you ever received?
  • "Life is only as complicated as you make it" - from my older brother
Fun Random Facts about Jennifer:
  • I'm the first in my family to graduate from college
  • For 14 years of my life, my mom and dad have told me the wrong birth date and wrong middle name. I didn't find out until I renewed my passport when I was 14 years old and saw my birth certificate!
  • I have a list of 50 things I want to do before I die and so far, I've done about 6 things! Looking forward to the rest
  • In 2003, I got to go to Hawaii to play in a spring select team for AYSO soccer and it was one of the best times of my life
  • I love playing video games, mainly shooter ones like Halo and also, Splinter Cell; both games I have beaten
Photo Credit: Charity Balderama-Shilkret
 

Nicola W.

Occupation:
  • Professional Pet Sitter
Ambitions:
  • My dream is to work in an atmosphere in which I am able to give back in some form, whether it's helping the environment, animal cruelty prevention or working with the homeless and less fortunate.
What is the best advice you ever received?
  • The best advice I've ever received is actually a quote I live by: "Live the life you love, love the life you live" - Bob Marley
Fun Random Facts about Nicola:
  • I actively played soccer for six years and was on the varsity golf team all four years in high school
  • I am left-handed, but play all sports with my right hand and foot.
  • I am very passionate about anything to do with animal rescue
  • For as often as I go to Baskin-Robbins, they could name a flavor after me
  • I was once chosen from the audience to assist in a Cirque du Soleil act

 

Photo Credit: Charity Balderama-Shilkret

 

Katrina L.

Hobbies:
  • Playing soccer, Reading business and self enlightening books, hanging out with family, especially cousins
Ambition:
  • To productively grow on my career path towards executive management through the practice of performance management and positive reinforcement.
Special Achievements:
  • Co-captain of women's college soccer team in 2005
  • Business Management Degree 2005
  • Most Inspirational Player 2004
  • Homecoming Queen 01
Photo Credit: Charity Balderama-Shilkret
 

Nicole

Occupation:
  • Police Services Specialist
Hobbies:
  • Dancing, watching every and any sport, reading, watching movies, spending time with family and friends
Ambition:
  • To have a successful career in law enforcement and to continue to focus my efforts on community outreach.
Special Achievements:
  • Graduating from CSULB with a degree in Criminal Justice and Minor in Sociology
  • LBPD Administration Bureau Employee of the Quarter
  • Assisted in developing a pilot Neighborhood Watch Program for the LBPD
  • Recipient of the "Eyes of the Community" award, awarded by Councilwoman Rae Gabelich
  • Graduate of LBPD Community Police Academy
  • Long Beach Ice Dogs Ice Girl
  • JCPenny Hispanic Model Search Winner-Los Angeles
  • Marketing award recipient three consecutive months
  • CSULB Cheerleader 99-01
  • Outstanding achievement in the area of service to the school award
  • Student Council Member 95-99
  • Member of the Tarter Ladies 98-99- a prestigious club on campus, only for members who held a 3.5 GPA or higher; the club focused on community service
  • Pep Squad Member- 95-98- USA National Crowdleading Champions
Photo Credit: Charity Balderama-Shilkret
 

Samantha V.

Occupation:
  • Student
Hobbies:
  • Dancing, swimming
Ambition:
  • To be successful in the communications field one day.
Special Achievements:
  • National Honor Society
  • California Scholarship Federation
  • Varsity Athlete
  • Class Speaker Finalist
  • Daisy Chain Member
  • AP, ASF Scholar
  • Featured twice in Who's Who among HS students
Photo Credit: Charity Balderama-Shilkret
 

Karina

Occupation:
  • Student
Hobbies:
  • Soccer, snowboarding, reading
Ambition:
  • Majoring in communication studies with an emphasis on public relations hoping to make a career out of it.
Special Achievements:
  • Dean's Honor Roll
  • Top six percent of the student body for the spring semester 2008 at Cypress College
  • Associates Degree, BA in progress
  • College Soccer: 2006 2nd in State, 3rd in Nation (Cypress College)
Photo Credit: Charity Balderama-Shilkret