Violet Joy Hansen of El Dorado Hills was crowned Miss California's Outstanding Teen on Friday at downtown Fresno’s Saroyan Theatre.
Thirty-three entrants from regions throughout California competed this year in the undercard to the Miss California competition.
Hansen’s talent was a musical theater performance of Olympia’s aria from "The Tales of Hoffmann."
Her platform is supporting the Ronald MacDonald House charities.
The 17-year-old attends Visions in Education’s University Prep High School Academy in Carmichael.
She will compete for the crown of Miss America's Outstanding Teen beginning July 25 in Orlando, Florida.
"My ultimate goals are to be an ‘EGOT’ recipient and to be Miss America 2021, on the 100th anniversary," she said.
Miss California will be crowned in a finals competition getting under way at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Saroyan. This year’s competition will be streamed and broadcast from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on CBS 47 after a 25-year hiatus from television.
Other outstanding teens
Region and names of the runners-up in the Outstanding Teen competion as part of the Miss California pageant, taking place this week at the Saroyan Theatre in Fresno.
- First: San Francisco, Ayra Demirovich
- Second: Canyon Hills, Cameron Doan
- Third: High Desert, Haylee Chaussee
- Fourth: Miss Yorba Hills, Colby Bladow