By David Scott
and Ashley Chambers
Alexandria Bridgett will be representing Oakland in the upcoming Miss USA California Pageant to be held Jan. 11-13, 2013.
A graduate of McClymonds High School in Oakland with honors as Salutatorian in 2010, she was also captain of the Girls Varsity Basketball team and vice president of the Leadership Committee.
Now a sophomore at U.C. Riverside studying sociology law and society, Bridgett has a passion for encouraging the next generation of college students.
“If I had to share wisdom with high school students or anyone, it would be to follow every dream and aspiration you have,” she said. “Don’t let anyone deter or distract you from what God has given you a passion for because it’s not a coincidence.”
Bridgett aspires to start her own couture fashion line, using the proceeds from her business to raise awareness of human trafficking, a multi-billion dollar illegal trade that enslaves 27,000,000 people around the world.
She believes she can and will make a difference.
“You have to be consistent in everything you do; the effort you put out determines the results you receive,” she said.
She is seeking donations and sponsorships for the opportunity to compete in the Miss USA California Pageant. For more information and to pledge donations, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.