Raquel Leviss has revealed huge plans for her career — and they don’t involve reality TV.
On April 1, 2022, on an episode of Katie Maloney’s You’re Gonna Love Me podcast, the ‘Vanderpump Rules’ star announced that she will be attending the Miss California 2022 pageant.
Leviss, 27, who was born and raised in California, is no stranger to beauty pageants. According to Us WeeklyShe was crowned Miss Sonoma County and competed in the Miss California and Miss Malibu USA pageants at a young age.
“This is actually new to you,” Leviss told Maloney. “This is news for everyone. I have a very fun, special announcement to make. I’m running for Miss California USA. Weekend June 3rd. Yes, I’ve been training and preparing for this competition and putting all my energy into preparing for it,” Leviss continued.
Leviss told Maloney that this is the last year she can compete at Miss California since the age limit is 28.
Here’s what you need to know:
Leviss explained the pageant process
Maloney was very excited for Leviss and wanted to know more about the pageant process.
“The competition begins with the jury interview. So you walk into a room in front of about eight judges and they ask you questions about your resume – they just want to get to know you, why you’re competing and what makes you who you are. And then we compete in swimsuits on stage where we are judged on physical fitness. And then the evening dress, where we are judged on grace, elegance, beauty and so on,” Leviss explained.
“They narrow it down to the top 20, which then compete [sic] for the final competition the next day in bathing suit and evening dress. And then they narrow it down to the top 5. And the top 5 will answer two questions on stage. And then they will announce the order of the winners,” she continued.
Leviss admitted she’s nervous about the competition. But she added that the competition has motivated her to stay on top of her physical fitness and overall mental health. She has also joined a group that helps with public speaking.
If Leviss is crowned Miss California USA, she will be in the Miss USA pageant
Leviss has been working hard to prepare for the upcoming pageant and she’s ready to take the stage. She explained that this is the last year that she qualifies for this particular pageant because there is an age limit.
“Miss California goes to Miss USA, and then Miss USA goes to Miss Universe,” Leviss told Maloney.
The reality TV star also said she first started attending pageants when she was “spotted at the mall” as a teenager.
“I wanted to be a princess when I grow up,” she said. “If I win, this 17-year-old Raquel will just be so happy,” she added.
If Leviss wins the crown, it’s unknown if she’ll be able to continue working in reality television. So far, Bravo has not renewed Vanderpump Rules for a 10th season.
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