Caroline Azer, Miss San Diego County, was crowned Miss California Volunteer 2021 by Christine Williamson, Miss Tennessee 2018 and one of the five judges. She beated 10 beautiful girls to vye the title. The competitors’ “support means absolutely everything to me, from touching up my hair to making sure my dress was fully zipped in the back,” said Azer, who won a $10,000 scholarship and earned the right to represent California at the inaugural edition of Miss Volunteer America, to be held on May 2021 in Jackson, TN.
The 21-year-old student at the University of San Diego is majoring in behavioral neuroscience with minors in chemistry and biomedical ethics. One of her main responsibilities as Miss California Volunteer will be to promote the state’s $50 billion agricultural industry. “I’m just so appreciative that I live in a state that has so many great nutritious foods grown right here,” said Azer, whose talent was speed painting Elvis Presley to his hit song ‘Blue Suede Shoes.’
She is not a newbie to the pageantry. She has participated in Miss Tustin and Miss Orange County, both part of the Miss America Organization. She was also a contestant in the Miss Corona Teen USA. She was happy the state pageant was held in person because the Miss San Diego County event was held online.
The Azer’s court includes Miss Ventura County Nicolette Sichmeller as first runner-up and Miss San Gabriel Valley Allyson Ledford as second runner-up, who won Miss Congeniality. Other finalists are Miss Fresno County Emily Watkins, a student at Fresno City College and Miss La Jolla Kelly Agama, a graduate of UC San Diego.