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Chapman University student Keenan Pasztor tap dances her way to becoming Miss Tustin 2019

Keenan Pasztor tapped her way into judges’ hearts Saturday, Feb. 23, to become Miss Tustin 2019.

After a variety show performed by the 11 contestants – their talents ranging from Polynesian dance to singing to rapping to poetry reading – Miss Tustin 2018 Raena Ramirez crowned her successor, then bid her reign good-bye.

Pasztor, 20, of Tustin, is majoring in sociology and dance at Chapman University.



This marked the first year in the pageant’s history that young women from other cities in Orange County could participate. Miss Tustin leads to the Miss California and then Miss America contests, so organizers invited contestants from cities that don’t offer competitions on that track.

First runner-up is Gabrielle Getz, 18, of Mission Viejo, who honored her Samoan heritage in dance. Getz is majoring in nursing at Saddleback Community College.

Anyssa Nunez,19, of Tustin, was named second runner up after her impressive demonstration of baton twirling. She is majoring in forensic science at Pasadena College.

And Karin Cardenas, 22, of Cypress, garnered third runner up for her monologue, inspired by Ted Talks. She is majoring in journalism at Chapman University with the goal of working as a television producer.

During her year of service, Pasztor said she plans to spread awareness of “To Write Love on Her Arms,” a nonprofit dedicated to helping people struggling with depression, addiction and self-injury.


Source: Orange County Register

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