Miss Treasure Island, Mackenzie Freed is Miss California 2018.
She was crowned Saturday night at William Saroyan Theater in downtown Fresno. Mackenzie graduated summa cum laude from California Baptist University
Fifty-five girls with pageant titles from across the state took part in three days of competition.
The contestants were whittled down to 16 young women Saturday night. They competed in talent, evening wear and swimsuit categories, did a private interview and answered an on-stage question.
Miss California will go on to represent the state in the Miss America pageant. Besides winning the crown, she also receives over 22-thousand dollars in scholarships and other prizes.