Arianna Afsar Wins Miss California, Will Compete in Miss America


Season 8 Semi-finalist, Arianna Afsar was crowned Miss California last night and will be competing in the Miss America pageant in January.

You may (or may not, I had to watch her audition again) remember her as the high-school girl who sang “Put Your Records On” and had started an “adopt a grandfriend”  program to help elderly folks in nursing homes.

Her audition went very well, earning her 4 yeses from the judges.  Kara called her “cute as a button”

But a pitchy, awkward rendition of  Abba’s “Winner Takes it All” during the week 3 semi-final round was universally panned by the judges and prompted Simon to say, “It was absolutely terrible in most parts, way too big for you…dreary arrangement”

These days, Arianna, who hails from San Diego is a UCLA freshman where she sings in an a’cappella group on campus, and continues with her “Adopt a Grandfriend” project.

Check out her You Tube channel HERE.  When she’s not under pressure, Arianna’s a decent singer maybe she’ll have better luck competing for the  Miss America title than she did on Idol.

Source: NBCLosAngeles, The Fresno Bee, Tip: Water Cooler Convo

After the jump, Arianna competes in the UCLA Spring Sing May 14, 2010.

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