Viva Panama Organization (VPO) always proud of its Culture and always striving to share it with the multicultural population of California annually recognizes each year Distinguished People for their professional achievement and contribution to the Panamanian community in USA.  Commemorating the Panama Canal Centennial, VPO put together its 2015 Annual Recognition Gala on Friday, August 21, 2015, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, located at 6121 E. Telegraph Road, Commerce, CA 90040. 


Srta. Panama California 2015

Our masters of ceremony were Eric Doyle, comedian, actor and writer, who recently appeared in the feature film Divergent, and performs standup comedy all around LA. His connection with Panama started working for Peace Corps in Coclé, Panama for three years, and Geovana Ayala, member of the Ballet Folklorico Viva Panamá since 2010, she has been in the financial field with 13 years of experience, and currently is the Vice President of a Wells Fargo Bank Branch. Mother of two beautiful daughters: Demi & Andrea.

Deja Allen-Slade was our Srta. Panama California 2015.