CHRIS SMITH THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | June 26, 2016
There was a time the politically progressive Evelina Molina couldn’t imagine having anything to do with a competition that has young women displaying themselves on stage in gowns and crowns.
And yet, here she is, up to her ears in preparations for the second Miss Latina Wine Country judging.
“I kind of rolled my eyes at first,” said Molina, a Sonoma County activist whose work includes helping Latinos find environmentally responsible work. “I thought, ‘Oh my god, a beauty pageant.’ ”
With the approach of the July 10, bilingual, open-to-all Miss Latina competition at Graton casino, Molina finds herself putting in long hours assisting pageant director Crystal Rangel and the nine hopefuls. READ MORE CLICK HERE