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Miss California competition starts tomorrow for 'Miss Pleasanton'

Original post made on Dec 30, 2011

Foothill High 2010 grad Danielle Alvari, aka Miss Pleasanton, will represent her city and the Bay Area this weekend in a pageant being held in Palm Desert to choose Miss California, USA 2012.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, December 30, 2011, 7:36 AM

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Posted by oh really
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Dec 30, 2011 at 8:05 am

Congratulations on entering and placing in a totally superficial contest. "The Miss California, USA contest includes interviews, and swimsuit and evening gown judging, all judged on character, poise, confidence and personality".
This is perfect for Pleasantonians who judge everyone on looks, possessions and status. This girl may have some lofty ideals about preventing obesity but the reality is that parents take no responsibilty for their kids and a speech from someone who won a contest based on looks is not going to change that. At least pageants in the past had a requirement for talent. But again, this will be perfect for the P-town mentality of "it's all about looks".


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Posted by Mom O2
a resident of Foothill High School
on Dec 30, 2011 at 9:10 am

Congratulations and best wishes, Danielle! Go make Foothill and P-town proud!


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Posted by Good Luck
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 30, 2011 at 9:27 am

Oh really, how rude. Good Luck, Danielle...a lifetime experience for a lifetime of memories!


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Posted by Pro-Law
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 30, 2011 at 11:29 am

Can't people just be happy?


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 30, 2011 at 12:46 pm

can we all get along?

it seems to me that the women that win are always waaaay skinny...this candidate seems to have too much baby fat...just sayin'...

get out of this silly contest before it's too late...


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Posted by Danielle Alvari
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 30, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Hate the game, not the player. If you can judge a person based on an article like this, your superficiality is showing just like all the residents of Pleasanton you're mocking.


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Posted by Paisley Miller
a resident of Stoneridge
on Dec 30, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Danielle has a lot of courage and self confidence that most people don't have. She is putting herself out there to represent Pleasanton, and I think she is a good one at that. Not only "oh really" do you not know danielle, you do not have any sort of right to judge me or any other residents in Pleasanton. And by you judging those around you, whom you are probably fake nice to in person, makes you just as superficial as you claim those around you are. And just because danielle is not a size 0, doesn't mean she isn't beautiful. And to say something along the lines of "danielle is too big for this competition" is just sleezy, and you should be embarrassed for making such a comment. I wish you luck Danielle, I know you'll kick butt :)


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Dec 30, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Best of luck!


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Posted by Daniel Bradford
a resident of Foothill High School
on Dec 30, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Danielle: You're a lovely person inside and out and will present yourself wonderfully at the Miss California contest.

Please don't get dragged in by the hateful people here who haven't got the courage to use their real names when they're posting. You're doing something worthwhile with your life and they can't stand that.


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Posted by Not really
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 30, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Oh really, based on your comments you are no doubt hideous inside and out. So nice of you to judge others who obvious have more going for them than you do.......maybe you can contribute to the anti obesity movement along with moochelle Obama, another great looker.


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Posted by MI'm
a resident of California Reflections
on Dec 31, 2011 at 12:34 am

I gotta say that if this were about a platform and scholarships and talent, I'd suggest the Miss America program. The Miss USA program is more about appearance and doesn't even have a talent portion at all. There are also no scholarships to help the contestants reach education goals. It's simple a BEAUTY pageant in every sense of the word. I hope Danielle will pursue the Miss America avenue so she can be awarded with scholarships and judged on character, truly on platform, intelligence and even based on working hard to have talent. I grew up being in pageants with two Miss California titles under my belt by age 14. I received scholarship money and even savings bonds that I still have even today. I would allow my own teenage daughters to compete if they had an interest, but NOT in the Trump program and instead in those more like the Miss America program.

I do wish Danielle all the best and I hope she will make lifelong friends with some wonderful you ladies just as I did. These friendships mean so much more than the friend I won. I wish this for her too.

Good luck Danielle. Do us proud.


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Posted by Mom
a resident of California Reflections
on Dec 31, 2011 at 12:36 am

Oops. I meant to say the friendships meant more than any CROWN I win.


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Posted by Pleasanton Resident
a resident of Country Fair
on Dec 31, 2011 at 7:02 am

Danielle, I hope you have fun at the competition, meet some new friends, and maybe even win! Any competitions such as these help young people gain self confidence and poise to speak to groups of people. Take those skills and use them in your education and career. You're smart enough not to listen to the negative comments some people who sit on the side lines are making. Best of luck.


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Posted by Rick
a resident of Parkside
on Dec 31, 2011 at 9:47 am

Congratulations!

I don't know you but I certainly admire your goal oriented character.

I wish you all the best as you pursue your dreams and goals.


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Posted by The Darrow Family
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Dec 31, 2011 at 7:34 pm

We all wish you the very best and we are proud to know you! You are a wonderful representative for the city of Pleasanton!


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Posted by chris
a resident of Canyon Meadows
on Jan 1, 2012 at 11:49 am

Good for Danielle. Nothing wrong with anything positive. You go girl!


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Posted by Been There
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 2, 2012 at 8:39 am

Congratulations and have fun with this endeavor! We wish you the best.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 3, 2012 at 7:09 pm

well...i must admit that a skinny girls should never win...i think that somebody with some meat on her bones is more attractive...


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Posted by Me
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 5, 2012 at 8:54 am

To each his own, I wish all the ladies good luck in there, but I wish the paper would acknowledge there is another girl headed down there by the name of Dalia Shafi...


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Posted by Carolyn
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Feb 3, 2013 at 7:58 am

"Oh really" keep your vinegar comments to yourself & stop passing judgement on our Danielle & Dalia who are doing an incredible job of doing their best! Jealous? My guess is that you're fairly new to Pleasanton & intimidated by the success, encouragement & self confidence of its residents. Get a life & look in the mirror before you talk so disrespectfully of your fellow Pleasantonians. Love it or leave it, there's no room here for anything but support for each other. Sounds like you don't belong, is this why you're so bitter??? Keep being the best you can be Dalia & Danielle & life long success & optimism will be yours! You didn't get where you are now by listening to the ignorance of pessimist like "oh really"!


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Posted by Carolyn
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Feb 3, 2013 at 7:58 am

"Oh really" keep your vinegar comments to yourself & stop passing judgement on our Danielle & Dalia who are doing an incredible job of doing their best! Jealous? My guess is that you're fairly new to Pleasanton & intimidated by the success, encouragement & self confidence of its residents. Get a life & look in the mirror before you talk so disrespectfully of your fellow Pleasantonians. Love it or leave it, there's no room here for anything but support for each other. Sounds like you don't belong, is this why you're so bitter??? Keep being the best you can be Dalia & Danielle & life long success & optimism will be yours! You didn't get where you are now by listening to the ignorance of pessimist like "oh really"!


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