Glendale, Ca – The first ever Filipina Miss Universe, Gloria Diaz crowned Miss Philippines USA 2016 Kalea Pitel on July 17th held at the Alex theatre . Miss Diaz flew in from Manila to mentor the candidates, judge the pageant and crown the winner.
It was an incredible experience for the winners of Miss Philippines USA to be judged by the first ever Filipina Miss Universe. Ms. Diaz also had an intimate dinner with the candidates hosted by Levi and Francesca Llorico of The Shrimp Haus the eve of the pageant. The night ended with Ms. Diaz giving some inspirational advice to the lovely contestants.