Hampton Graduate Achieving Her Dreams in California

Elizabeth Cardillo has come a long way since moving from Hampton to Los Angeles. She earned her fashion merchandising degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles and works in a bridal store, Glamour Closet, in LA.

Liz competed for the first time last year in Miss Malibu USA. Since then she has competed 3 more times, placing in the top 20 out of 300 girls in the Miss California USA system. She went on to win Miss California Intercontinental, and placed 1st runner up in the Miss United States pageant in Houston TX. Liz will be heading back to Miss California USA in January 2013 with dreams of competing for Miss USA!

“Competing has completely changed my life; I have made incredible friendships and have booked many modeling jobs. I’ve become confident in my abilities and a better public speaker! I’m hoping to venture into more commercial work and even some television hosting.”

Growing up in Hampton gave Liz a solid foundation; her family and the school district are at the base of who she has become. Liz states, “I take the values of the small town I grew up in and use them in this big city of Los Angeles. I miss my family very much, but I know I have found my home in California. I love it here!”

About the Author….Autumn Edmiston, CEO of the Edmiston Group and writer for The Hampton News, brings corporate level marketing management services to businesses and non-profit organizations on a short or long-term basis. The Edmiston Group specializes in business development, marketing, strategic planning and public relations. Our strengths in leadership, message consistency both graphically and by written word, experience and strategy guide business owners in making strong decisions. We bring fresh ideas for YOUR growing business!

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