Crowning Achievement

San Marcos resident Mykaila Istvanyi was recently crowned Miss Orange Coast Teen USA at the Miss City of Angels Regional Preliminary Pageant at the Betty Ford Center. She is the first person to be crowned the brand-new title.

Mykaila is a senior at Mission Hills High School (MHHS), and balances academics and athletics. She is a CSF honor student and co-captain of the MHHS Varsity tennis team. She’s played competitive soccer for four years as well. Off the athletic field, she stays involved with the community by serving on the San Marcos Youth Commission, which lets her work on environmental and mental health issues, and by serving as an ambassador for Operation Blankets of Love, which provides comfort items to homeless animals and presents humane education programs in schools. Mykaila values pageants as an opportunity to promote the causes she supports, and she aspires to one day open her own animal sanctuary. She also began her modeling career last year with Willow Model Management.

The next step for Mykaila is the Miss California Teen USA competition, to be held at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach – the same city where the first Miss USA and Miss Universe competitions were held in 1952. The state-wide pageant will include two preliminary shows and a final competition. The winner of that competition will move on to compete at the Miss Teen USA pageant.

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