Miss California Chooses "Clean Diesel" Volkswagen Passat TDI

Volkswagen of Garden Grove is the official automobile sponsor for the Miss California Organization. Miss Leah Cecil, the reigning Miss California, is now proudly driving a 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI, courtesy of VW of Garden Grove.

Leah Cecil, the reigning Miss California, has selected a 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI as her vehicle of choice. Miss Cecil was crowned on June 30th in Fresno, California and will represent California in the Miss America pageant being held in Las Vegas, Nevada this coming January 12th on ABC.

Miss Cecil, a Garden Grove resident, received her VW Passat TDI at a Homecoming Celebration held by the City of Garden Grove. Mike Ernst, the Executive Vice President of Volkswagen of Garden Grove, attended the celebration and presented Miss California with the keys to her new Passat TDI. Volkswagen of Garden Grove will provide Miss Cecil the use of the vehicle during her reign as Miss California.

Miss Cecil's vehicle, the 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI, is manufactured in Chattanooga, Tennessee at the Volkswagen Group of America's new $1 billion LEED-aggressive assembly plant. The VW Passat TDI uses clean diesel fuel and advanced engineering to achieve up to 43 miles per gallon with a driving range of up to 795 miles. VW's clean diesel vehicles meet the strictest EPA standards in the US and provide fuel-efficient and eco-conscious vehicles.

About Miss California, Leah Cecil
Miss Cecil is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music. Her platform issue is Compassion for the Convalescing. Miss Cecil is the Principle Harpist of six symphony orchestras. Miss Cecil plans on obtaining a Master's Degree in Business and become a professional harpist and teacher. For more information on Miss California, please visit www.misscalifornia.org or Twitter: @MissCA2012 or facebook.com/MissCalifornia2012 or Blog: MissCA2012.blogspot.com or instagram@missca2012. To request a Miss California appearance, please e-mail hydeho2@aol.com.

About the Miss California Organization
The scholarship fund is based on a rich scholastic tradition which has been the cornerstone of the Miss America program since 1945. Today, educational advancement, achievement and public services continue to be the primary objective for both the Miss America and the Miss California organizations. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance, including in-kind scholarships, making it the world's largest single source of scholarships for women. For more information, go to www.misscalifornia.org.