Miss Hercules Domonique Jones will soon be vying for the Miss Monterey Bay/Central Coast crown in hopes of moving on to compete in Miss California and then Miss America pageants.
She also has her sights set on becoming a contestant on Tyra Banks’ TV show, “America’s Next Top Model,” a show that follows a group of models competing for the “top model title” and modeling contracts. She finds out later this month if she’ll be a contestant.
For the local Miss Monterey/Central Coast pageant, her platform is to promote self-esteem, self-confidence and self-worth to youth, Jones said in an email.
The 18-year-old was crowned Miss Hercules in 2011 and currently attends University of California, Merced.
In order to compete in Miss America-sponsored pageants, contestants raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the Miss America Scholarship Fund, Jones said. Jones is currently accepting donations. To make a donation, visit the Miss America website here.
Jones will compete in the Miss Monterey Bay/Central Coast 2013 pageant on March 3 at CSU, Monterey, in the World Theatre.