Cassandra Kunze is Miss California USA 2014 and Bianca Vierra is Miss California Teen USA 2014. Click their names to view their profiles (which have more photos) and visit my Facebook page for other updates.
Both were competing in the USA system for the first time (other than local titles) but have other experience - they were both Miss Teenage California, and Bianca (2011) actually crowned Cassandra (2012)! Bianca also won the Miss High School America 2012 title, reigning with Miss Collegiate America 2012 Haley O’Brien who is the current Miss Minnesota USA.
Cassandra is now 20 and Bianca is 18. Bianca is the first Teen titleholder from northern California since 2007!
First runner-up in the Miss division was last year’s 3RU, and Cassandra’s local title “sister”, Miss Malibu Natasha Martinez (congratulations to Kristen Bradford). Second runner-up was 2012 Miss US International Amanda Delgado (whose sister Emily made T10 in Teen); Miss California Teen USA 2011 Alexis Swanstrom placed 3RU (and was handed her flowers by her Teen first runner-up and outgoing Miss CA Teen USA Chloe Hatfield) and fourth runner-up was 2012 Teen semi-finalist Lauren York.
In Teen, first runner-up was Miss Greater San Diego Gigi Gauthier, nearly making it four in a row for past Miss GSD Teen contestants (Alexis Swanstrom & Cassidy Wolf were past titleholders, Alexa Jones was a runner-up). Second runner-up was newcomer Madison Day-Robinson, third runner-up was 2013 semi-finalist & 2012 second runner-up Toneata Morgan and fourth runner-up was newcomer Melanie Mitchell.
Miss California USA 2014 - Cassandra Kunze
1RU: Natasha Martinez (3RU 13, T10 11)
2RU: Amanda Delgado (Miss US International 12, NF 10, T10 CA TUSA 08)
3RU: Alexis Swanstrom (Miss California Teen USA 2011)
4RU: Lauren York (T10 CA TUSA 12)
Brittany Wagner (NF 10, T10 CA TUSA 07)
Dia Davis (NF 13)
Shélynne Hoyt (NF 12)
Elizabeth Cardillo (T10 13, T20 12)
Tommy Lynn Calhoun (T20 13)
Rowena Chop (T20 13)
Lindsay Becker (4RU MN USA 13, 4RU MN USA 12, T20 CA USA 11, 2RU MN TUSA 09, 1RU MN TUSA 08, 1RU MN TUSA 07, 4RU MN TUSA 06)
Alison Kim (T20 13)
Coco Hunter (T20 13, 3RU 11, NF 10)
Sierra Billock (NF 11)
Congeniality: Kristina Blum
Cassie Kunze, Natasha Martinez, Amanda Delgado, Alexis Swanstrom, Lauren York
Miss California Teen USA 2014 - Bianca Vierra
1RU: Gigi Gauthier
2RU: Madison Day-Robinson
3RU: Toneata Morgan (T10 13, 2RU 12)
4RU: Melanie Mitchell
Charli Burnett (2RU 13)
Savannah Ellison (T20 13)
Emily Delgado (NF 12)
Athenna Crosby (T20 13)
Hailee Harris (T20 13)
Nadia Mejia (4RU 13, T20 12)
Caitlin Dahlin (T10 13)
Savannah Palacio (T20 13)
Congeniality: Tiffany Cooper
Bianca Vierra, Gigi Gauthier, Madison Day-Robinson, Toneata Morgan, Melanie Mitchell