DANIA DENISE - STATE DIRECTOR
Dania Denise was first introduced to the USA Petite system in 2015 when she represented her home state as California Petite Ms. 2015 at the National competition in Florida. She was crowned USA Petite Ms. 2015 and served as emcee/host at the 2016 Universal Petite Pageant.
Her love for the USA Petite organization led her to create the Miss California Petite Pageant in order to establish opportunities not typically afforded to petite women in the world of pageantry. Dania's long term goal is to establish preliminaries in all 50 states so petite beauties of various ages will have a chance to compete at the National and Universal level within the USA Petite organization.
Dania is also an entrepreneur and has 18+ years experience as a published model and professional actor. She also serves as a mentor/coach/consultant to aspiring models, actors and pageant contestants.
She earned her B.A. in Radio/TV with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Journalism from San Francisco State University.
JENNIFER SMITH - CO-DIRECTOR
Jennifer Smith has been competing in pageants since the age of 7 and is a three-time titleholder who brings years of experience as a strong competitor within the pageant industry to California Petite.
She is also a second-degree black belt in kung fu and founded her own non-profit organization at the age of 14, "Blankets for the Brave," which involves making custom, double layer, hand-tied blankets for those dealing with cancer.
When she's not attending to her duties associated with Miss California Petite, Jennifer keeps herself busy as a full-time student, as well as working as a Certified Paraoptometric.