April 3, 2009
SACRAMENTO, CA – Red Hawk Casino is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Leilani Tayaba for the Miss California U.S. International pageant at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 at Inderkum High School in Sacramento. Leilani is currently a VIP Representative at Red Hawk Casino and a member of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. The winner of the Miss California U.S. International will go to Houston, Texas to compete in the Miss U.S.
"On behalf of all the employees of Red Hawk Casino, we would like to wish Leilani the best of luck in her upcoming competition," said Peter Fordham, General Manager of Red Hawk Casino. "Leilani is an exemplary employee and we are delighted to support her in the Miss California U.S. International pageant."
"I'm so grateful for the support of Red Hawk Casino, my fellow employees and Tribal Members," said Leilani. "I hope that my hard work and conviction in the Miss California U.S. International pageant inspires others to fulfill their aspirations."
Leilani started out in cheerleading and theatre at the age of eight and began entering pageants when she was 22 years old. She previously finished as the second runner-up in the Miss El Dorado pageant, the second runner-up in the Miss Sacramento Valley International pageant, and finished in the top five of the Miss California International pageant.
Leilani currently holds the Miss Sacramento Valley U.S. International title as she competes for the state title this Saturday.
The winner of the Miss California U.S. International will win a crown and banner, an official Miss U.S. International Plaque, a national competition gown, opening number dress for the national pageant, a swimsuit for the national pageant, an assortment of Gaspar Cruz Cosmetics, one year of Web site promotion, 8x10 autograph cards, an embroidered robe, a crown necklace, business cards, a crown box and luggage.
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