Morayo Olujumu has been selected to represent Bakersfield, California at the Miss California USA®/Miss California Teen USA® Competition as Miss Bakersfield USA. Her selection was based on her academic and professional interests, involvement in her community, her passion for the pursuit of excellence and her interest in empowering other young women to follow in her footsteps.
Originally from Palmdale, California, Morayo Olujumu is a first generation Nigerian American who is representing Bakersfield at the prestigious Miss California USA 2021 pageant. This young entrepreneur is a self-taught fashion designer and currently owns her own fashion label, Orisa, where she sells clothing inspired from her Nigerian heritage. Morayo recently graduated from California State University, Bakersfield in May 2020 where she earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administrations with a double concentration in Management and Marketing. During her time at Cal State, she was a cheerleader for 4 years on the Spirit Squad. She earned the opportunity to perform for CSUB’s Men’s Basketball’s first NCAA March Madness Appearance and also performed at the NIT Semifinals at the “World’s Most Famous Arena”, the Madison Square Garden in New York City. Morayo was also the President of the African Student Association of Cal State Bakersfield for 3 years where she founded the first and largest student sponsored African culture show of Kern County. In addition, she coordinated and hosted events regarding social issues with local leaders and spoke at “Local Struggles, Critical Lecture” series at Cal State Bakersfield with the 2008 Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate Rosa Clemente. Due to her accomplishments with the African Student Association, Morayo earned over 18 Organizational Awards, and was inducted into the Student Leadership Hall of Fame.
Currently, Morayo is an avid volunteer at the Bakersfield Homeless Center and has a passion for ending humanitarian crises around the world. Morayo is also a mental health advocate, and has started her own social media campaign called the #BeNiceToHer Campaign where she provides advice and resources for women who need support on their mental health journey. Morayo was the former CSUB Homecoming Queen 2019, Miss Kern County 2020, and is hopeful to bring home the Miss California USA 2021 title to Bakersfield. Morayo describes herself as a servant leader for her community and is available for any volunteer requests or event appearances. Find her on Instagram @morayoo._ to book an event request for Miss Bakersfield USA 2020. Support her on her journey, and join her “Road to the Crown” fundraiser— find out more information on her Instagram and Facebook.
Girlbossing Inc., as the California USA Organization, will produce and conduct the Golden State’s oldest and most celebrated competition this coming April 2021 to qualify two young ladies from California to advance to either Miss Teen USA or Miss USA and ultimately Miss Universe. All competition details are available at www.MissCaliforniaUSA.com.
The sponsored prize package includes over $100,000 in gifts, cash and scholarships for both Miss California USA and Miss California Teen USA including the official crown and sash, round trip air fare to MISS USA/MISS TEEN USA, an official competition evening gown, official crown portrait, fitness coaching, skin care, hair care and much more.
“We actively encourage young women in the state of California to give back in their communities andadvocate for issues they feel passionately towards. Our organization is committed to providing new opportunities for women in media, entertainment, modeling, fashion, beauty and more, at our events throughout the year, and the actual weekend of competition,” said Girlbossing Inc. CEO Robin Ross-Fleming.
For young women between the ages of 14-27 who wish to represent their hometown at the state event, applications are being accept at the official website, www.MissCaliforniaUSA.com