A San Bruno teacher's 7-year-old daughter has been selected to compete in the 2013 Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Oakland/San Jose pageant scheduled in April, she said Thursday.
Mikaela Felix of South San Francisco is sponsored by several businesses in the South San Francisco area.
"Mikaela learned of her acceptance into this year's competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local Oakland/San Jose area," pageant organizers said in a news release.
Mikaela's mom, Marjorie Felix, says she is a teacher at Rollingwood Preschool in the San Bruno Park School District.
The Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Oakland/San Jose competition is part of the larger Miss Teen Oakland/San Jose pageant.
The event is scheduled Saturday April 6 at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Drive, Marie Stine, a spokeswoman at pageant headquarters in Pennsylvania said March 21 in a phone interview.
"Mikaela will be competing, for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants," pageant organizers said.
The Miss Jr. Pre-Teen division is one of four divisions for contestants ages of 7 and 19. They will compete in modeling routines, which include casual wear and formal wear.
"Most important, Mikaela will display her personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with this year's Oakland/San Jose judging panel," organizers said. "Personality is the number one aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition."
The winner of the Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Oakland/San Jose pageant will represent Oakland and San Jose at a national competition in Orlando, Fla., organizers said.
Each regional winner earns the expenses-paid trip for five nights and six days in Orlando, where more than $30,000 in prizes and awards will be presented at the national competition, according to pageant organizers.
Mikaela's sponsors are Spark of Creation Studios of South San Francisco (www.socstudio.com), Salins Orthodonthics of South San Francisco (www.smilesaroundthebay.com), Graphtech of Daly City (www.gtstickers.com), and Dojo USA of San Bruno (www.dojousa.net), Marjorie Felix said.
Other businesses, organizations, or private individuals who want to sponsor Mikaela can call the Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Oakland/San Jose pageant coordinator, at 1-877-403-6678 in Pennsylvania or email firstname.lastname@example.org.