Spotlight on Sasha Crossman, Miss City of Los Angeles USA

In 2012, Sasha Crossman decided it was time for a change of scenery (and weather) and moved from New York to sunny Los Angeles. It was there that she first discovered yoga. This new hobby promptly became a passion: she fell in love with yoga, and with the mental and physical benefits that it offered. Sasha devoted much of her time and energy to an elevated understanding of the practice of yoga, eventually earning her 200-hour RYT certification through the Yoga Alliance.

Sasha sees her yoga practice as an essential part of her life.  Her wish is to encourage everyone to begin their own practice and to thereby open themselves up to the possibility of change in their lives. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California where she teaches private and small group sessions in power yoga. She also frequently donates her time and expertise by leading free yoga courses at various nonprofit organizations. Recently, Sasha decide to start her own non-profit, Yoga Forward, with hopes of bringing free yoga classes to underserved  communities. 

Beyond her life as a yoga instructor, Ms. Crossman is a graduate student at the University of Southern California. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Secondary Education. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in English from the State University of New York, at Albany.

Feature: Miss Chatsworth USA, Sahiba Kaur

Positive, brave, focused, interesting, hard working, and loving are only but a few qualities that describe who I am. Nature has a divine beauty that I appreciate, which is why I enjoy hiking, gardening, and staring out into the blissful ocean that gives me a calamity and peace. I am always interested in the body and its different functions, so I love doing yoga and meditation daily. In my community, I have volunteered at pre-schools because children bring me joy and remind me of my childhood.I have also volunteered in senior homes because I enjoy learning about their lives and gaining true wisdom. I am trained in dance, singing, music, ice-skating, and horseback riding. Singing and dancing are my favorite because both have the power to change lives and bring a certain freedom and joy. I love fashion a little bit too much! I value my family, freedom, love, happiness, and friendship. I belong to a Punjabi family of Sikh priests and worshipppers and I am extremely proud of my heritage. And the last thing you should know about me is I love to experience life in all ways possible: Good-bad, bitter-sweet, happy-sad. Because the more experience I have, the more alert, aware, and mature I become. I am extremely grateful to be taking part in Miss California USA, and I know that this experience will give me the knowledge and skills to exceed in life!   

Natasha on KTLA Supporting Glamour Gowns and CASA Los Angeles

Former Glamour Gowns Chair, Jennifer Parker-Stanton and Miss California USA Natasha Martinez joined KTLA live to preview the fashions that will be donated for Glamour Gowns.  In the past decade, Glamour Gowns has served more than 3,000 teenage girls in the foster care system, providing them with formal gowns, shoes and accessories for their prom or other formal event -all at no cost. This year, for the first time, young men in the foster care system will also be included. New suits, shirts, ties and shoes will be provided to 100 boys, in addition to dresses and accessories for 400 girls. The event is taking place this Saturday April 18th at the LA Convention Center.  Special guest, Miss California USA, Natasha Martinez will also be attending and volunteering at the event along with CNN personality Michaela Pereira. 



Miss California USA® and Miss California Teen USA® 2015 Crowned

Miss California USA® and Miss California Teen USA® 2015 Crowned

Natasha Martinez a 23-year-old contestant from Chino Hills was crowned Miss California USA® 2015. Melanie Mitchell a 16-year-old contestant from East Anaheim Hills was crowned Miss California Teen 2015. The pageant was held at the Long Beach Convention center Sunday, January 11, 2015. The winners go onto compete at the Miss USA and Miss USA Teen competitions in June.

Martinez, a former Laker Girl, model for Univision and performer at Disneyland, is a graduate Chapman University in Broadcast Journalism. She recently finished an internship with ABC’s “On The Red Carpet” and is currently the host of KDOC’s “What a City Eats.” She has played classical piano since she was 9-years old. Her career ambition of becoming a news anchor and entertainment host seems to be within reach for this talented and interesting young woman.

Mitchell is a multi-talented singer, dancer and actress. Her latest role was in Musical Theatre West’s production of “Beauty and the Beast” She is currently a high school sophomore who is being homeschooled. Her goal is to graduate with honors from a University with a degree in Music.