Newly crowned Miss California puts spotlight on Lodi

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HELPED GET HER TO WHERE SHE IS
TODAY.>>DEALING LIKE I AM RUNNING ON
A FEW HOURS OF SLEEP AND A LOT
OF ADRENALINE EXCITEMENT. MELINDA: MACKENZIE FREED IS IN
HER LODI HOME TODAY, FEELING
BACK DOWN TO EARTH.>>MS. TREASURE ISLAND. MELINDA: AFTER BEING CROWNED
MISS CALIFORNIA THIS PAST
WEEKEND.>>WE ALL GO THERE HOPING THAT
WE WILL WIN BUT YOU NEVER EXPECT
TO WIN. MELINDA: MACKENZIE WAS BORN AND
RAISED IN LODI, ATTENDED JIM
ELLIOTT CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL
AND WORKED AT A CHERRY PACKING
COMPANY.>>IT’S THE CULMINATION OF YEARS
OF WORK, SO MUCH HARD WORK, NOT
JUST FOR ME, BUT FOR MY
INCREDIBLE PARENTS AND ALL THE
PEOPLE SUPPORTING ME THROUGHOUT
THE YEARS. YOU ALWAYS TRY TO MAKE THEM
PROUD, BUT TO BE ABLE TO WALK
AWAY WITH THAT TRIUMPH. MELINDA: IT WAS WHEN SHE WAS IN
HIGH SCHOOL THAT HER MOTHER
BEGAN LOOKING INTO COLLEGE
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. SHE BECAME MISS SAN JOAQUIN
COUNTY IN 2013.>>I AM SO INCREDIBLY PROUD.>>TO FINALLY MAKE IT TO THIS
MOMENT AND ABLE TO SAY THAT I AM
GOING TO REPRESENT THE STATE
WHERE IWAS BORN AND RAISED ON
THE MISS AMERICA STAGE IS SUCH
AN HONOR. MELINDA: MACKENZIE WON MORE THAN
$23,000. SHE WILL USE SOME OF THAT MONEY
TOWARDS LAW SCHOOL. BUT FOR THE NEXT YEAR AS MISS
CALIFORNIA —
>>MY PLATFORM FOR MISS
CALIFORNIA IS ACTUALLY CALLED
FROM SCHOLARSHIP TO SUCCESS,
IT IS ABOUT ADVOCATING FOR GENDER EQUALITY IN THE
WORKPLACE. AND I CANNOT THINK WITH A BETTER
ORGANIZATION TO CLERK — TO
PARTNER WITH THAN MISS AMERICA
PAGEANT. MELINDA: SHE SHOWS US HER CROWN,
AND KNOWS A LOT OF HARD WORK
COMES WITH IT.>>IT WAS SUCH AN AMAZING
MOMENT. I COULD WATCH IT SIX TIMES A
DAY. MELINDA: AS SHE LOOKS BACK AT
THE NIGHT SHE WON THE MISS
CALIFORNIA TITLE, SHE IS MOVED
ONCE AGAIN, AND NOW REACHES FOR
THE MISS AMERICA TITLE. HOW DOES THAT FEEL?>>LIKE IT’S MEANT TO BE. MELINDA: IN LODI, MELINDA MEZA,
KCRA 3 N

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S. Simons

Jul 7, 2018, 11:18 pm Reply

Small town girl makes it big. 🇺🇸

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