Miss California Sweetheart
Founded in 1941 the National Sweetheart Pageant is based in Hoopeston, Illinois and seeks to provide a national level training and life experience for young women. Each year the event is held over Labor Day Weekend in conjunction with Hoopeston's revered annual Sweetcorn Festival. In 2022, the National Sweetheart Pageant partnered with the Miss Volunteer America Organization to send a runner-up contestant from their respective state pageants.
Beginning in 2023, the title of Miss California Sweetheart and the opportunity to compete at the National Sweetheart Pageant will be awarded to the first runner-up to Miss California Volunteer each year.
California has twice won the National Sweetheart Pageant, first in 2013 by Jordan Krinke and again in 2019 with Jane Kennedy.
Miss California Sweetheart 2022
Claire Rose Vincenzi
from San Francisco, California
Follow Claire Rose's Journey at the 2022
National Sweetheart Competition
in Hoopeston, Illinois
September 4, 2022
Jane Kennedy wins
Miss National Sweetheart in 2019
Jordan Blake Krinke
wins Miss National Sweetheart in 2013
Caylynn Simonson represented California 2x at National Sweetheart, in 2012 and 2016!
Miss California Sweetheart 2021