LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Tonight’s Miss California 2012 winner and results will be announced in a live historic online telecast. What channel will the Miss California 2012 pageant are, and who won the Miss California USA competition? Those answers will be revealed tonight, not on television, but via live steaming video online, pageant officials tell news. Moreover, tonight’s contestants will make history as well. Two of the women are the first openly lesbian contestants in the competition’s history.
Officials tells news that the 2012 Miss California USA Finals LIVE Webcast start time will be at 7:30 pm PST online. The telecast comes in a week in which the breakup of Nicole Johnson and Michael Phelps, and the addition of contestants Jenelle Hutcherson and Mollie Thomas, both dominated national news.
A news report this week claimed that Michael Phelps has split with alleged long term girlfriend, Nicole Johnson. In 2007, Nicole Johnson, Miss Westlake Village, finished runner up in the Miss California USA competition, losing to Meagan Tandy (Miss Inland Empire).
Phelps would never confirm to news that he and Johnson were dating. When pressed back in 2008, he said “we’re good friends”.
Phelps was also later linked to the Miss California Carrie Prejean. Her grandmother at the time said that Prejean and Phelps were very close. “Carrie knows that he has dated a lot of girls but she enjoys going out with him and isn’t serious about being in a relationship with him. He’s a nice guy and she likes him.”
Also making news this week are Jenelle Hutcherson and Mollie Thomas, the competition’s first lesbian contestants. Thomas tells news that, if she wins, she wants to focus her attentions on human rights issue.
She tells news “As a result of my travels, I became more involved in human rights issues and developed a deep appreciation for knowing and practicing what one stands for. This also played a big role in my personal life with my own identity.” She adds “I did not hesitate to let people know who I am, as a lesbian to my family and friends, but I knew it might change the way I was viewed by society.” For results, click HERE. For the live stream telecast, click HERE.