California United America Pageant


A warm welcome from Parlisha Watts-Andrews, 5-time pageant winner, California Director/Ambassador

Welcome to the California United America Pageant!  What a wonderful opportunity to encourage little girls and ladies to believe in education, etiquette, inward beauty and self confidence.

The California United America Pageant is a State Preliminary to the National United America Pageant, based in Austin, TX.  The United America Pageant System honors ladies who successfully balance education, career, family life, and volunteerism with grace and beauty.  Our Teen and Adult California Queens advance to the National level, and compete in Texas every year.  Our Little Miss and Junior Miss Queens make appearances in California, and reign for one-year.

Categories are:

Little Miss 5-8 yrs 

Jr. Miss 9-13 yrs  

Teen  (single, never married)  14-18 yrs

Miss 19-27 yrs. (single, never married)

Ms. 23 & up (any marital status)

Lady 30-50 yrs. (any marital status) 

Elite 40 & up (any marital status)

Mrs. 21 & up (married) 

Petite 19 & up (any marital status 5'6" or shorter)

There is no swim suit competition, or size requirements.  United America teaches that beauty begins within.  We compete in interview, Fashion Fun Wear, and Evening Gown. 


Little Miss, Jr. Miss & Princess California UA 2019


Zariya Price - Miss Princess

Starla Simmons - Jr Miss

Victoria Duran - Little Miss

Ms. West Coast won Ms. United America 2019


Congratulations to our National winner!  Jennifer Sheilds-Gareis was crowned Ms. United America, June 2019 at Nationals.  

Ms. Teen California won Ms. Teen United America 2019


Congratulations to Jemirah Dillingham!  She was crowned Miss Teen United America, June 2019 at Nationals.

Congratulations Jennifer & Jemirah!




California ua breakfast, training, and crowning was amazing!

Congratulations to our 2020 California United America Queens who attended the CUAP Breakfast, Training, and Crowning Ceremony, December 7, 2019

at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, Elk Grove, CA

Miss California Teen UA - Karen Gareis

Miss Teen Golden State UA - Shirley Dillingham

Miss California UA - Kayla Schmidig

Miss Golden State UA - Katherine Peters

Miss West Coast UA - De'Kaleigha Wells

Ms. California State UA - Lolita Vasquez

Ms. Petite California UA - Nikisha Aldridge

Ms. Golden State Lady UA - Rashida Jones

Mrs. Golden State UA - Ionia Burton

Mrs. California UA - Ashley Randolph

Mrs. West Coast UA - Amy Holz

Ms. Golden State Elite UA - Amber Schmidig

Ms. California Elite UA - Michelle Smith

Joined by:

2019 Ms. United America - Jennifer Shields-Gareis

2019 Miss Teen United America - Jemirah Dillingham

California Elite Ambassador UA - Gayorgiahna Sierhaus-Askew

and Director, Ms. United America Ambassador/Life Time Queen - Parlisha Watts-Andrews