Kelsee French was crowned Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2019 on July 18, 2019. She has represented the California Rodeo Salinas at events throughout the state since then. The 2020 Miss California Rodeo Salinas contest was canceled due to COVID-19 so Kelsee continued as the Rodeo's ambassador for one more year.
Representing her home town of Hollister means representing its rodeo and history along with the town’s morals and values to Kelsee French. She attends Gavilan College in pursuit of a degree in Physical Education to teach the next generation how to live healthy and happy lives.
While in high school Kelsee was active in multiple sports, high school rodeo and FFA.She has been fortunate enough to compete in many rodeo events her whole life.Recently Kelsee has acquired a love for showing Reining Cow Horses and Barrel Racing. She is most proud of winning the Junior All-Around Champion at San Benito County Horseshow and Rodeo.
Outside the arena Kelsee spends time at the gym, coaching two high school basketball teams, going to the beach, playing with her dogs, spending time with family and being active in her community.She would eventually like to build a place in her community for the disabled to experience horses.This would give people a chance to encounter the lifestyle that she is so grateful to live every day.