Arianna Afsar — a former Westview High School student currently attending UCLA — will compete in January 2011 in the 90th Miss America contest in Las Vegas, Nevada, after prevailing earlier this month at the Fresno competition.

Afsar previously was crowned Miss San Diego’s Outstanding Teen 2005 and Miss California’s Outstanding Teen 2005, and she was first runner-up in Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2006.

The Miss California competition consists of four preliminary stages – a private interview with a panel of judges, a talent performance, a swimwear portion to measure physical fitness and an evening gown session to demonstrate poise and confidence.