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Nadia Mejia was Miss California USA 2016

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Top 20 2015, Top 20 Miss CA Teen USA 2014, 4th runner-up Miss CA Teen USA 2013, Top 20 Miss CA Teen USA 2012

Top 5 at Miss USA 2016

A native of Diamond Bar, Nadia Mejia was crowned Miss California USA on 6 December 2015 and represented California at the Miss USA 2016 pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her mother was Miss West Virginia USA 1989 and her father is a singer who went by the stage name Rico Suave.

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2016 bio:

Nadia Grace Mejia is a 20-year-old full time model born and raised in California and currently lives in Huntington Beach. She has traveled the world for her modeling career and has worked for brands such as Nordstrom, Ulta, Reef, PacSun, JC Penny, Asos and many more. She is a worship leader at the Angelus Temple Dream Center in Los Angeles and sings for more than 3,000 people at four services a week. Nadia is a spokesperson for the National Eating Disorder Association, spreading the message to “Love the skin you’re in” nationwide, sharing her own personal experience of suffering from Anorexia. Her main goal is to one day open up a Latin American-Mediterranean Fusion restaurant which will enable her to embrace her ethnicity of being Ecuadorean and Lebanese.

Miss USA pageant photos

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

Professional photos

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

Previous pageant photos

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

Farewell photos

All beautiful things must come to an end, no matter how bittersweet. See Nadia’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor India Williams as Miss California USA 2017.

After the crown

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

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