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Mabelynn Capeluj was Miss California USA 2013

San Diego

Top 10 2012

Top 15 at Miss USA 2013

A native of San Diego, Mabelynn Capeluj was crowned Miss California USA on 6 January 2013 and represented California at the Miss USA 2013 pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mabelynn was a spokesperson for the National Psoriasis Foundation.

Fadil Berisha/Gail Bowman

2013 bio:

Mabelynn Capeluj was born and raised in sunny San Diego. She is currently studying broadcast journalism at Chapman University. After she obtains her Master’s degree, Mabelynn aspires to work for E! News as an Entertainment Reporter. Aside from being a student, Mabelynn is a working model and has shot campaigns for several widely recognized brands.
Recently, she was named a spokesperson for the National Psoriasis Foundation and is the Ambassador for the Walk to Cure Psoriasis in Los Angeles and San Francisco. She was diagnosed with this chronic autoimmune disease that appears on the skin at the age of sixteen and is proud to raise awareness and funds for this great cause.In her spare time, she likes to go to the beach and enjoys outdoor activities such as jet skiing and rock climbing with her friends. She is proud of being a big sister to her six younger brothers. True to her Latin heritage, Mabelynn loves to spend time watching soccer games with her family.

Miss USA pageant photos

Competing in the Miss USA pageant is once-in-a-lifetime event few get to experience. Here are Mabelynn’s official Miss USA photos.

State pageant photos

The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Mabelynn’s state pageant photos.

Professional photos

Lights, camera, action!  Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.

Candid & Appearance photos

From events straight after her crowning to her final appearances before she passes on her crown, here’s a look at all the appearances Mabelynn made during her reign, as well as other candid photos during her year.

Previous pageant photos

There’s nothing better than watching a contestant progress from year to year! Here’s a look back at Mabelynn’s previous pageant photos.

Farewell photos

All beautiful things must come to an end, no matter how bittersweet. See Mabelynn’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Cassandra Kunze as Miss California USA 2014.

After the crown

Winning a state title is a sisterhood for life. Here are Mabelynn’s “after the crown” photos.

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