FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 4, 2020 – Miss Rodeo California, Inc. announced Thursday that the Miss Rodeo California 2021 Pageant, previously scheduled for October 2020, has been cancelled due to the nationwide impact of COVID-19 and the resulting cancellation of the Miss Rodeo America 2021 pageant (See press release here).
The current Miss Rodeo California, Morgan Laughlin, will continue her reign until December 2021.
With the cancellation of so many rodeos and events due to COVID-19, the Miss Rodeo California, Inc. board of directors is excited to have Morgan continue as an ambassador and representative of our state and our industry for an additional year. Morgan will also be eligible to compete in the Miss Rodeo America 2022 pageant that is scheduled to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada in December 2021.
For our contestants who were hoping to run for Miss Rodeo California 2021 this fall, the Miss Rodeo California board of directors apologizes for any inconvenience this has caused. And, for the Miss Rodeo California 2022 pageant we will increase the age limit by one year so that all contestants that hoped to run this year will still be eligible to run next year.
Miss Rodeo California, Inc. is a 501c(4) organization. The Miss Rodeo California Pageant objective is to select a State Ambassador for the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association, its sponsors, and supporters. The primary mission of the process is that she will promote the western culture and way of life by educating the general public on topics including ranching and farming heritage, the agriculture industry and the sport of rodeo. An additional outcome is to provide educational opportunities for these young women to be prepared for the leadership positions of tomorrow.
Miss Rodeo California symbolizes the youth of our nation who wish to further promote Agriculture, and the sport of Professional Rodeo, and in doing so, promotes the great western way of life. She is the ideal, agriculturally oriented American young woman, who embodies professionalism, speaks intelligently, and has integrity, good character, knowledge and grace. She consistently models and demonstrates these characteristics as she travels extensively across our country and at times, to other countries as well.