2011 Miss LA Galaxy winners announced

2011 Miss LA Galaxy & Court: Lara, Monique, Chelsea & Kathleen

2011mlag_winners

Photo Credit: 
German Alegria

The 2011 Miss LA Galaxy, presented by COVERGIRL, and her court were announced at halftime of the Galaxy's final regular season match against FC Dallas on Sunday, October 24.  After over two months of events and appearances, Lara Hosseinzadeh from Corona,
Calif. was crowned winner of the Miss LA Galaxy 2011 contest,
presented
by COVERGIRL®. As part of her award she earned a paid position on the
2011
court, $1,000 cash prize courtesy of COVERGIRL, a cruise vacation
package
courtesy of Bixby Travel Company, one year supply of COVERGIRL makeup,
flower
bouquet, crown and embroidered satin sash and gifts from participating
sponsors.

PHOTO GALLERY: Winner
Announcement

A high school teacher in the Riverside Unified School
District, Hosseinzadeh was also the Fan’s Choice
Winner and received a $100 cash prize for receiving the largest number
of votes
that were cast online.

“This experience has truly been a blessing and I can't
believe it has only just begun. I am so excited to take on the role of
Miss LA
Galaxy and start to make a difference in the lives of people I
encounter,” said
Hosseinzadeh, who holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s
in
education from the University of Riverside California. “With my passion
for
education and helping the community, I feel in my heart that this
experience
with the Galaxy will be one that will last a lifetime. A big thank you
Galaxy,
COVERGIRL, Bixby Travel company and to all the fans who voted and
supported me
along the journey. I am eternally grateful. Go
Galaxy!"

Hosseinzadeh, who’s father is from Iran and mother is
from Mexico and speaks both Farsi and Spanish, defeated nine other
finalists in
the contest, which was held on the main concourse of The Home Depot
Center prior
to the Galaxy’s regular season finale against FC Dallas on Sunday,
October
24.

Among her hobbies, she enjoys spending time with family
and friends, learning how to deejay and traveling the world. She also
enjoys
volunteering and always encourages her students to do the same at area
nursing
homes for the elderly, by planting trees in troubled neighborhoods or by

assisting with various food drives, among other
things.

Those named to the 2011 Miss LA Galaxy court were: 1st
Runner Up – Kathleen Ibarra – receives a paid position on 2011 court,
$500 cash
Prize, flower bouquet and embroidered satin sash, 2nd Runner Up –
Monique Garcia
– receives a paid position on the 2011 court, $200 Cash Prize, flower
bouquet
and embroidered satin sash, and 3rd Runner Up – Chelsea McGrath –
receives a
paid position on the 2011 court, $200 Cash Prize, flower bouquet and
embroidered
satin sash.

All finalists, including the 2011 court, received a gift
bag, including COVERGIRL makeup and various Galaxy
prizes.

All ten finalists have spent the past few months representing the Galaxy at over 40 events and appearances, as well as interacting with fans at Galaxy home matches and doing interviews for both radio and TV.  Before the match, the ten finalists competed in one final
competition consisting of
sportswear,
personal interviews, modeling, and a segment
of team trivia.  The winner was the girl who received the highest total points in a
number of categories including congeniality, public and private
interviews, sportswear, evening wear, and trivia.

PHOTO GALLERY: Final
Competition

The Miss LA Galaxy contest was created to recognize
females who are involved in their community, support community soccer and the LA
Galaxy. The winner was chosen based on her poise, confidence, public speaking
abilities and academic success.

Learn more about the 2011 Miss LA Galaxy and court:

Lara H.
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Bio»

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Kathleen I.
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Monique G.
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Bio »

 Watch Interview »

Chelsea
M.

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 Watch Interview »

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