The Fourth Annual Wine Country Competition celebrates the strength, beauty and diversity of the human spirit in the richness of California’s Wine Country.
This years competition includes three competitive categories: Miss Latina Wine Country, Mr. Wine Country, Ms. Wine Country. The event also includes a special runway presentation and performance by Little Princess Grapevine.
The purpose of the Wine Country Competition is to uplift, motivate, and empower participants by providing resources for the development of self-esteem, self-care, and hope for a bright future. Participants in this annual event which is in its fourth year compete for Julie Nation Academy Scholarships and various prizes provided by sponsors. Contestants and participants alike are encouraged during the preparation process to leverage their new skills towards envisioning careers in modeling, acting, or pageantry along with becoming positive role-models and leaders in their community.
While the category of Miss Latina Wine Country offers opportunities for Latina women between the ages of 21 – 29 years, other categories such as Mr. Wine Country and Ms. Wine Country (for women over age of 30) are open to all ethnicities and nationalities alike.
Modeling and personal development are just a few of the skills taught as ways to enhance each participants inner and outer beauty over a very intensive and rigorous preparation process.
For participants in the Miss Latina Wine Country category successful completion of this program also provides the qualifications required to participate in the preliminaries for Miss Latina California, Miss Latina U.S.A. and Miss International SF.
In winning a title in the Wine Country Competition each winner can earn a number of prizes including scholarships to the Julie Nation Academy.
In addition to a scholarship and prizes the winners will be presented a crown and a sash with their title on it such as Miss Latina Wine Country Queen or Princess, Mr. Wine Country King or Prince or Ms. Wine Country. As a requirement of holding their title they will spend a year attending events, meeting fans/supporters and volunteering at various charities in the area. The publicity and notoriety that comes with winning a competition such as this is a very important requirement in being a titleholder.