Who Is Arianna Afsar?
Ariana graduated from Westview High School, the same institution where she founded Adopt-a-Grandfriend in 2005 to increase the feelings of isolation experienced by older persons. She received her diploma from Westview in 2009 and then continued her education at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Afsar competed for a spot on the eighth season of American Idol back in 2009. She sang a song by Corinne Bailey Rae called "Put Your Records On" for her audition in Phoenix. She was one of the top 36 competitors left in the competition. Afsar made it to the live semi-finals. However, she failed in advancing through her group. The judges did not choose her to fight for a wildcard spot in the competition.
Afsar was crowned Miss America's Outstanding Teen for the state of California in 2005. She went on to represent the Golden State at the first-ever Miss America's Outstanding Teen pageant, which was held in Orlando, Florida, in August 2005.
She was the competitor with the least amount of experience. Still, she won a preliminary talent award and first place in the competition. She was crowned Miss San Diego County in 2010 and won the title. Afsar participated in the Miss California pageant for the first time in 2010, and she won the title of Miss California 2010.
In January of 2011, she participated in the Miss America pageant and earned a spot in the top 10 of the competition.