California's esteemed pageant for married women -
                            where beauty radiates like our Golden State

The following Special Awards are not taken into the judges' consideration or tallies:

Mrs. Congeniality is voted by the contestants and staff based on their experiences with each other during rehearsals.

Best in Swimsuit is awarded to the contestant with the fittest figure.

The recipient of Best in Evening Gown epitomizes poise, beauty and grace during the evening gown competition.

Most Creative Mask is awarded to the contestant with the most original representation of themselves during the opening production.

The award for Most Photogenic goes to the contestant who is, well, most photogenic.

photo:Casper Photographics


Mrs. California
Outstanding Married Woman

Each year, Loni Kallay, Director, selects a special individual to receive this award. The person may have shown exceptional courage in her life, been exemplary in her efforts in community service or shown a special attitude which sets her apart from others. Some years the selection process for a single individual is very difficult. The past winners of this award are:


Viki Eredia, 2018
Carolyn Kirner-Schmidt 2017
Anela Kapaka-Rhoades 2016
Kati Vander Pol-Legnon 2015
Desiree Pagliuso 2014
Jacqueline P. Bhagavan 2012
Joanne Suarez Martinez 2011
D'London 2010
Julietta Thong 2009
Angela Brittain 2008
Je'Anice Butler 2007
Weni Wilson 2006
Traci Fox-Harvey 2005
Nicole Gearing, 2004
Grace Alanis, 2003
Jill Letho, 2002
Lillian Mitchell, 2001
Judy Dewyer, 2000
Jenny Lee, 1999
Eva Castillo, 1998
Gloria Richardson, 1997
Wendy Knapp & Sheila Kearns, 1996

Photo: Viki Eredia, Mrs. California® Outstanding Married Woman 2018.