Monday, March 16, 2009


Christina Duke, Miss Covina 2009

Miss Covina Christina Duke, center and Brittany Sanchez (second-runner up, left) and Sarah Gleason (first runner up, left)

(COVINA, CALIF.) “I am completely overwhelmed with excitement, gratitude and the opportunity that I have been given to represent the City of Covina,” said Christina Duke the new Miss Covina 2009. She was recently crowned following a citywide search and competition held at the Covina Women’s Club.

Duke will represent The City of Covina at the Miss California 2009 Pageant June 27th in Fresno, California. The winner will go on to compete in the Miss America Pageant in 2010. Duke’s platform is “Keeping the Arts in Inner City Schools.”

Other Miss Covina 2009 winners include Sarah Gleason 1st runner - up and Brittany Sanchez the 2nd runner - up.

A current resident of Covina, Duke graduated from Rancho Cucamonga High School in 2005 and attends Azusa Pacific University in Azusa. She is also a member of the dance program at Citrus College, Glendora. Duke graduates in May of this year with a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema and Broadcast Arts.

While in school, Duke works at Millie’s Dancewear in Covina. Katrina Moramarco, owner of Millie’s Dancewear said, “Christina is a hard working and diligent worker in everything she does, she will represent the City of Covina well.” Moramarco had an instrumental roll and helped Duke during the process of this pageant.

Her first public appearance as Miss Covina 2009 will be at the Covina Women’s Club March 28th at 9 am.

Duke is the daughter of Robert and Mary Schaefer, who live in Rancho Cucamonga.

“I am excited about the many new people I will meet and new places I will visit. I know that I am privileged to represent the City of Covina as well as the Miss America Organization and I will do my utmost to honor my city and my country,” says Dukes.

She added, “I would like to extend a thank you to my family, friends, and all those involved in the Miss Covina pageant for their support.”