No "Inappropriate" Moments During MISS CALIFORNIA USA® 2010

Miss Sherwood USA, Nicole Johnson, crowned during live telecast.

(Rancho Mirage, CA)- At one of the year's most exciting live events, a star-studded panel of judges chose Miss Sherwood USA, Nicole Johnson as MISS CALIFORNIA USA® 2010. Tami Farrell, MISS CALIFORNIA USA® 2009, was also crowned on stage due to her mid-reign succession of Carrie Prejean.
The evening featured multiple references to the controversy surrounding Prejean, Perez Hilton, Larry King, Donald Trump and TMZ.

Johnson is a 24 year-old communications graduate from the University of Southern California. Johnson had competed once before in the MISS CALIFORNIA USA® competition in 2007 and was the 1st runner-up. Johnson will move on to compete at the 59th MISS USA® pageant. It will be held at the Theatre for the Performing Arts in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on April 18, 2010.

Chris Jacobs (The Insider) hosted the event with backstage correspondent, Shanna Moakler at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, California where 133 contestants from across the state of California participated in. Celebrity Judges for the event included: AJ Buckley (CSI, Bones), Claudia Jordan (Celebrity Apprentice), Dr. Frank Ryan (Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon to the Stars), Kelly Monaco (DWTS, General Hospital), Hill Harper (CSI, The Handler), Randall Slavin (Celebrity Photographer), Shandi Finnessey (DWTS, Celebrity Apprentice), Tony Bowls (Fashion Designer), Lu Parker (Emmy Award Winning Journalist), Francine Champagne (Owner Vision Models), Tiffany Fallon (Miss Georgia USA 2001), David Fendrick (COO of Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians).
During the two-hour event, the contestants competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. The difference in this year's pageant was the focus on individuality. All contestants wore their choice of swimsuit from Tiger Lilly, evening gown from Tony Bowls for Mon Cheri and shoes from Two Lips.

Final Results:

First Runner Up: Miss Beverly Hills USA, Nana Meriwether, will assume the duties of MISS CALIFORNIA USA® 2010 if the titleholder is named MISS USA® 2010 or for some reason cannot fulfill her responsibilities.

Second Runner Up: Miss Citrus Valley USA, Nia Sanchez

Third Runner Up: Miss Greater San Diego USA, Jessica Morgan

Fourth Runner Up: Miss Tarzana USA, Brandi Lea Milloy

Miss Photogenic Award: Miss WeHo USA, Colleen Hunter

Miss Congeniality Award: Miss Stevenson Ranch USA - Marceia Hawkins

Sponsors of MISS CALIFORNIA USA® 2010 include: Tony Bowls for Mon Cheri, Tiger Lilly, Two Lips Shoes, Sledge USA, Intagems, Alterna Hair Care, Men's Wearhouse and music by Tony Moran.
To schedule an interview or appearance with Nicole Johnson, MISS CALIFORNIA USA® 2010, please contact Kenn Henman at (213)624-0204.

There really is no better opportunity for today's ambitious young women. The MISS CALIFORNIA USA® and MISS CALIFORNIA TEEN USA® Pageants bring beautiful young women from throughout the state to compete for this title and the chance to be crowned MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA®. Stepping up the excitement for 2010, the pageant increased the number of contestants, featured top designer clothes and incorporated more up-to-date music and programming. Miss Sherwood USA, Nicole Johnson was crowned MISS CALIFORNIA USA® 2010 during a live telecast.

The MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® Pageants are a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal joint venture. More information available at

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