About the Miss Ocean Drive and Miss Ocean Drive Teen pageants








Were you born to be a winner? Of course you were, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win and practice to win. The road to Miss USA begins with your participation in the Miss Ocean Drive Pageant, as a qualifying preliminary pageant to the Miss California USA and Miss California Teen USA Pageants, and the Miss Florida USA and Miss Florida Teen USA Pageants.


In the past 60 years over 25,000 hopefuls have competed in Florida USA and California USA Preliminary Pageants on their way to the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants.


The Miss Ocean Drive and Miss City of Los Angeles Pageants are "Making A Difference." The young ladies whose dream becomes a reality that night, will become spokespersons for the youth of today, as role models, and will speak at schools and youth groups encouraging teenagers on such topics as: the importance of education, how to avoid drug abuse, AIDS prevention, boosting self-esteem and dealing with adverse peer pressures. 


As the result of developing confidence and a strong community sense, many of the past winners of these competitions have gone on to become lawyers, doctors, engineers, teachers and performers. That is itself is a huge achievement, about which you may consider that it is worth entering such events for the unforgettable experience that can shape your career.




The Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
4718 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016









Postal Address: 

Unforgettable Productions
13351-D Riverside Drive
Suite 218
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423


Phone: 1.818.259.8513

Email: UnforgettableProductionsUSA@gmail.com






Interview (personality),

Swimsuit (physical fitness) 
Evening gown (poise). 


NOTE: There is NO talent competition in the Miss USA System.









After graduating Cum Laude from Howard University, Von Gretchen captured the crown of 'Miss Black America'. After signing with the Nina Blanchard Modeling Agency in Los Angeles and the Eileen Ford Modeling Agency in New York City, she became an overnight success. Soon afterwards designer Hubert de Givenchy discovered Von Gretchen in the garden restaurant of the Plaza Athene` in Paris, France.


Von Gretchen has featured in the pages of numerous fashion magazines, including Vogue, Bazaar, Glamour, Ebony and Essence. She worked the runways of world famous designers in New York, Paris, Milan, Rome and Japan including: Givenchy, Ungaro, Chanel, YSL, Christian Dior, Valentino, Fendi, Halston, Bob Mackie, Bill Blass, Fernando Sanchez and Calvin Klein.


Beginning with 1 national title, 2 state titles, Von Gretchin has had a print and runway career spanning over 25 years. She was thus a natural choice as a Miss USA director, and was recruited by the Miss Universe Organization in 1991. As executive director of the Miss and Miss Los Angeles Teen USA® Pageant, she was awarded the California 'USA Director's Award for Excellence' as producer the year after her very first titlist, Shannon Marketic, went on to win Miss USA® 1992.

Von Gretchin now resides in Los Angeles, where she is the director for the Miss City of Los Angeles Pageants and the Miss Ocean Drive Pageants. Her aims are to continue to motivate, nurture and coach a new generation of young women so they may discover and embrace their own unique journey in life.








Unforgettable Productions

Ocean Drive











Beauty Pageant



Key People



Miss Universe

 New York City

Paula Shugart

Donald Trump

 1952  Miss Universe, flag of the United States of Amerca

Confidently Beautiful

Miss World


Julia Morley

Eric Morley

 1951  Miss World flag of the United Kingdom

Beauty with a Purpose

Miss Earth


Ramon Monzon

Lorraine Schuck

 2001  Miss Earth, flag of the Philippines

Beauties for a Cause

Miss International


Hirofumi Hashimoto

Hirofumi Hashimoto

 1960  Miss International, flag of Japan

Love, Peace and Beauty

Miss Ocean City

 Ocean City NJ



 2015  Miss Universe, flag of the United States of Amerca

Learn and be beautiful

Miss Indien Ocean

 Paris, Saint Denis



 2012  Miss Ocean Indien, Saint Denis, Paris, France

Love your island

Miss Ocean Vietnam

 Ho Chi Minh City




Love your ocean

Miss Ocean Int 2010

 Zhoushan Island




Love your ocean

Ocean One Calendar

 Scarborough, Perth




12 lucky girls

Ocean One Drive

 LA, California


Von Gretchen McAlpin

 2014  Miss Universe, flag of the United States of Amerca

Dream more, be more

Miss Ocean World

Ambon city, Mollucas Is

Nadine Chandrawinata

Kamidia Radisti


Brave, smart & beautiful





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