|Natasha Martinez, will be the 2015 Miss USA. Mark my word. (Miss USA Photo)|
By Randy Economy
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The next Miss USA will be a Latina from California, and her name is Natasha Martinez.
Yep. Bank on it.
The controversy over Donald Trumps "Mexican(s)" comments that have propelled him into a world wide brew ha-ha will end up with Martinez, a 23 year old stunner from Chino Hills with the 2015 Miss USA Crown on her head.
Beauty pageant politics have been around ever since the first queen was crowned....and this year is no different.
So today, the Miss Universe Organization issued the following statement to members of the media....
"The 2015 MISS USA® Pageant will still take place in Baton Rouge on July 12th. We are disheartened by recent events but the show will go on.
The Miss Universe Organization operates as an independent company. In its 64 year history, and under many owners, Miss Universe has developed into a globally recognized brand, with nearly 150 franchise holders domestically and internationally, the majority of whom are small business owners.
The Miss Universe Organization is built on a foundation of inclusion and continues to be a celebration of diversity and of all cultures. This year's Miss USA contestants represent many different ethnic backgrounds, including six Latinas (four of whom are of Mexican descent).
Annually, nearly ten thousand young women all around the world participate in MISS UNIVERSE pageant events. We continue to welcome those from all backgrounds to enter our system. Our franchisees work tirelessly every day to empower young women to be confident and to be their personal best while raising awareness and millions of dollars for philanthropic endeavors.
While world politics and other influences will undoubtedly play a role, the pageant will always seek to transcend controversy. It is unfortunate that recent events beyond our control have only served to negatively impact the women who participate in the pageant, our state directors, our sponsors and our fans. We want our supporters to know we remain committed to them and we will be conducting the pageant, regardless of the current situation. We are moving forward, full-steam ahead as planned for the next two weeks, culminating in the crowning of a new Miss USA on July 12."
Hometown: Chino Hills
Height: 5’ 7”
Language: English, Spanish
INFO FROM MISS USA/MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION
- 1As a child, Natasha was shy and cried whenever she was on a stage. Now her career is being on camera everyday!
- 2Last summer Natasha lived with a host family in Spain and has traveled to more then 12 countries.
- 3Natasha has worked on major red carpets like the Emmy’s, Grammy’s, and the Oscar’s during her time as a college student intern.