The stylishly revamped Miss Long Beach Pageant debuts soon; Orientation for contestants this Sunday

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miss-long-beach-pageantTwo of Long Beach’s most dynamic young men will team up this November to bring new energy and glamor to the Miss Long Beach Pageant. Justin Rudd of CAT (Community Action Team), and Ryan Choura of Choura Venue Services, have announced they’re working together to host the 2010 Miss Southern California & Miss Long Beach Pageant Sunday November 15, 2009 at The Grand Long Beach Event Center at 4101 E. Willow St. in Long Beach.

The event will crown both “Southern California” and “Long Beach” title-holders in four different categories:

  • Little Miss Long Beach – new – first and second grade girls
  • Miss Teen Long Beach – girls from 14 to 18 years of age
  • Miss Long Beach – young women from 19 to 29 ears of age
  • Mrs. Long Beach – new – married women 21 and over

The first of four participant “orientations” will take place this Sunday, October 4 at 6:00 p.m. at the Grand Long Beach Event Center. The orientation is optional and will last one hour. Participants are welcome to attend any or all events where they can pay their registration fee or buy tickets as well as have their questions answered.

The early entry fee for Little Miss participants is just $25, for all other participants it is $100. Please note these rates will double on November 1, 2009. For all details, including orientation times and dates, rules and regulations, an application, and more please go to

Justin Rudd’s Community Action Team purchased the Miss Long Beach pageant from the Long Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce in 2008 and has made many modifications to streamline the pageant, make it more affordable for contestants to participate, and has increased the prize money to a total purse of $6,500.

Now set at The Grand Long Beach Event Center, the pageant has room to grow, a lovely boutique setting, and is conveniently freeway close with ample free parking. As part of the festivities The Grand will host three different receptions for the contestants and guests to enjoy during the pageant. Fine out more at or email

About the Community Action Team (CAT): New pageant director Justin Rudd is a pageant expert (, with 20 years experience as a pageant coach, director, emcee and judge. The 2010 Miss Southern California & Miss Long Beach Pageant is a fundraiser for Justin Rudd’s 501c3 non-profit organization The Community Action Team that is dedicated to promoting social well being among the general public through a series of fun, educational, and civic-minded special events throughout the city of Long Beach.

About Choura Venue Services: Ryan Choura, CEO of Choura Venue Services, is personally on a mission to transform the event industry in the greater Long Beach and South Bay areas. Since 2008 he has led the campaign to re-imagine his company and its eight event divisions from the ground up, putting into play a very stylish and progressive marketing, advertising, and public relations campaigns. To learn more please go to

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