"This has been an interesting journey. My friend Kim called me - all excited after meeting the San Diego director - and said "You have to enter this contest." I thought "Why not - it will be another way to stay in shape; another challenge." I contacted Peggy who was so filled with encouragement that there was no way I could not continue. This truly has been an interesting and rewarding journey."
-Jeanne Lenhart, winner of Ms. Senior San Diego 2012
"I entered the pageant in San Diego for many reasons. I love San Diego - I am there often and I would have to say "it is my second home." The people are wonderful, kind and happy. Peggy Padilla, the director of the pageant, was a strong influencer and friend. I had an experience to remember and met many special memorable ladies that shared the experience. We all stepped out!"
-Lea London, first runner up, Ms. Senior San Diego 2012
"I entered the San Diego pageant last year because I love the challenge of competing at the senior level and little by little have improved my confidence and also my public speaking skills! I love meeting new people and this is a great way to do it! Plus, there is the thrill of possibly winning a sash or trophy and just the experience of being on stage. Even if I don't win, just the fact that I participated was enough to lift my spirits!"
-Marcia Zadian, contestant in San Diego