Lenhart, who had hope of advancing to the Ms. Senior America Pageant in Atlantic City in October, fell just short of her bid to Elisabeth Howard of Topanga.
Lenhart, who has lived in Mission Beach her whole life and owns Mission Designs, was one of 11 contestants competing at the Rose Center Theater in Westminster.
The women competed in interview, evening gown and talent competitions, as well reciting their philosophy of life.
“Ladies, Take a Bow” was the theme this year, and taking center stage was the talent competition. The pageant seeks to elevate elegant senior women and allow them to get the recognition they deserve. Each contestant competing in this year’s pageant either won a city title or was first runner up in one of the six preliminary pageants that were held around the State.
For more information, visit www.MsSrCalifornia.com. To view the full YouTube video of the pageant, visit http://youtube/vMxUmfI6y4c.