Yeah! What she says!

Yeah! What she says!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Newest Miss California

Meet the Newest Miss California, Arianna Afsar. In an article posted on the NBC Los Angeles site she had the following to say about illegal immigration.

Newly crowned Miss California Arianna Afsar is not in the same competition as Carrie Prejean, but she may turn out to be just as controversial.

The UCLA sophomore is staunchly anti-amnesty for undocumented immigrants.

"I think that people who want to be a United States citizen need to come over here legally in order to get the privileges that every American receives," said the 18 year-old, during a webcam interview with NBCLA.

Afsar's own father is an immigrant from Bangladesh, who helped bring three relatives to the U.S legally.

"It ended up taking him 10 years, but he did it legally," said Afsar. "I don't think that if you are close to the border that you have the right to be given the rights of a United States citizen."

Afsar believes all immigrants should follow the same legal process as her father.

Also, here is the video of the webcam interview.

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All I can say, is that this is one young lady who has her head on straight when it comes to this issue. I like her "Adopt-A-Grandfriend" program as well. More from the article:

She was crowned Miss California in Fresno on July 10.

"I was completely shocked," recalls Afsar. "I'm definitely ready for the job, but I'm still a bit shocked."

Afsar should have no problem with national attention. The San Diego native was in the semi-finals of "American Idol," season eight.

Originally a judge's favorite, Afsar was praised as being "cute as a button." But her rendition of Abba's "The Winner Takes it All" prompted judge Simon Cowell to call her "absolutely terrible." Soon after, she was eliminated.

Afsar used her singing talent and her passion for helping the elderly to win the Miss California crown.

She created the "Adopt-A-Grandfriend" program in 2005, which aims at providing companionship to often lonely nursing home residents.

Afsar will take her platform, singing talents and poise to the Miss America pageant in January 2011.

Good luck to Miss Afsar, and I can say that I am very proud of her parents for raising such a wonderful young lady, with what seems to be the right principles. I am also proud of them for entering the right way and realizing how important this is.

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