This year we had the following participants: Jennifer Aponte (in red) representing Hollywood, Jessica Estrada (in baby blue) representing Rancho Cucamonga, Kathia Pinzón (in white) representing Oxnard and Verónica Salazar (in turquoise) representing Oceanside.
The Florentine Gardens was a full house,community organizations,queens from other organizations were present, relatives and friends very excited as the show started.
The first group invited was "Ballet Folklórico Viva Panamá", official daance company of Viva Panama Organization, which performed a traditional piece with a contemporary version, with music of Sammy & Sandra Sandoval,"La Vaca Colorá".
Right after this, we had the participants opening their cultural presentation, displaying a costume designed by Horacio Prado.
On June 4, 2005, VPO congregated the Panamanian community and friends at the Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, to celebrate the pride and empowerment of our youth for their culture living in California, in our annual Srta. Panama California. We were privileged for having
Our masters of ceremonies were: Cilinia Prada de Bueno, Miss Panama Universo 1984 & Miss Asia Pacific 1987 and Eduardo Blancas, journalist and anchor of de TV Program "Uniendo Voces" from Channel 63.
The judges panel was compounded of Attorney Erick Solares (President of the Judges), Dr. Fred Parrott (President of "Real Men Cook” Foundation), Marie Tostado (President of Miss Panamerican International), Bernardino Claros (Producer of Channel 27 TV Program "Lo Nuestro"), Armando Rubio (Director of Rubio's Studio), Alicia Morandi (Jnournalist and writer of column "Vida y Estilo" from La Opinión Newspaper), Cecilia Bográn (Reporter from Chanane 34 Univisión) and Justine Pasek, Miss Universo 2002.
Srta. Panama California 2005