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Character Counts

Rancho Peñasquitos resident Jocelyn Soriano Lomahan was recently crowned Mrs. California International 2019. As a platform-focused competition, the Mrs. California International Pageant’s overall scoring is based upon contestants’ knowledge and involvement of a chosen charitable cause. At this year’s pageant in Bakersfield, contestants showed their skills in three categories: interview, fitness-wear, and evening gown. Jocelyn was awarded the 2019 crown with her platform Character Counts. Throughout her reign as Mrs. California International, Jocelyn will concentrate on volunteerism and bringing awareness to this platform, which focuses its efforts on encouraging our youth to live with ethics and morality through the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship.


“I am honored to be chosen as Mrs. California International 2019,” Jocelyn shared. “My focus will continue to be my platform, Character Counts. My family and I live by the six pillars of character in our daily lives. In my profession as a realtor, as a faith-based woman, as a devoted wife and mother of two teenage girls who play sports, I live and breathe these characteristics.” She’s extremely involved in her community, in the Silayan Filipina National Organization, the Asian Real Estate Association of America, and the American Heart Association, among others.

In her free time, Jocelyn enjoys being a basketball team mom, public speaking, exploring health and fitness, and coffee dates. Jocelyn and her husband Jay have two children, Sofia (15) and Ava (12).

For more information about the Mrs. California International Pageant visit To learn more about Character Counts visit