Valerie Costanza was crowned Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2018 on July 19, 208. She will has represented the California Rodeo Salinas at events throughout the state for the next year.
Valerie Costanza, daughter of DeAnna Costanza and Michael Monahan of Hollister, competed as Miss Monterey County Sheriff’s Posse. Currently attending Gavilan College she plans on becoming a medical assistant by obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree at Cal State Monterey Bay. Valerie finds joy in helping others; as a medical assistant she can ensure that she is helping people every day.
With experience competing in local junior rodeos, ranch rodeos and gymkhanas, Valerie’s favorite events include reining, horsemanship, showmanship, barrels and other speed events. Outside of horse events she was an active member of Future Farmers of America. Her experience in FFA and her involvement with horses has shown her how agriculture impacts our communities and the people that live in the area.
Valerie loves swimming, hiking, boating and spending time with her family. With rodeo being a large part of her life she enjoys sharing her knowledge of the sport while meeting new people. Once she has her education completed and her career established she would like to own her own horse boarding facility.