Keena Bonella

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Keena Bonella
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Keena Lea Bonella
(1985-06-04) June 4, 1985 (age 29)
Grand Junction, Colorado, U.S.
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Colorado USA 2007
Major
competition(s)
Miss USA 2007, Miss Earth United States 2008 (1st runner up)

Keena Lea Bonella (born June 4, 1985) is a beauty queen from Grand Junction, Colorado who competed in the Miss USA pageant in 2007.

Bonella won the Miss Colorado USA title in a state pageant held in Loveland on 24 September 2006. This was her fourth attempt at the title as she had placed fourth runner-up to Jacqueline Madera in 2006. Her "sister" titleholder is Hilary Cruz of Louisville, Miss Colorado Teen USA 2007.

Bonella represented Colorado in the Miss USA 2007 pageant held in the spring of 2007 in the Kodak Theater. She is the first Colorado titleholder since the pageant was taken over by the Future Productions group and was the first Miss Colorado from the Western Slope.

Bonella graduated from Fruita Monument High School in 2003, she later studied as a marketing major at The Art Institute in Denver and graduated in 2008. She is the second oldest of six siblings.[1]

As part of her work as Miss Colorado USA, Bonella joined forces with the Marines, The Denver Broncos and the Drug Enforcement Administration in November 2006 to promote an awareness of the many dangers of illegal drug use in America.[2]

Bonella's volunteer work has expanded across many states. In 2005 she helped to create 4 volunteer programs throughout Hospice and Palliative Care, one of which allowed under privileged teens to wear a dress to prom in which they would have never been able to afford. Along with a grief camp to help children and young adults learn how to cope with grief, something Bonella knows far to well after experiencing the loss of her cousin Anna Janowitz in 2002 and her brother Ryan Swim in 2012.

Bonella competed in the Miss Earth United States 2008 pageant where she placed 1st runner up and was awarded the title Miss Safari United States. This title enabled her to travel to Kenya, Africa where she would be competing in the Miss Safari pageant.[3]

Bonella has been featured as a swimsuit extra in The Hangover, a spokes model for Barrett Jackson, Toshiba and Samsung just to name a few. Bonella comes from a well known rodeo family with her uncle being NFR qualifier and former PRCA Team Roping Director Bret Tonozzi and cousin Garrett Tonozzi an NFR Qualifier and current PRCA Team Roping Director.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Husted, Bill (2007-02-21). "Miss Colorado USA taking high road to national pageant". Denver Post. Retrieved 2007-02-22. 
  2. ^ Mangalonzo, John. "Beauty & the beast: Beauty queen warns of beastly impact of drugs on youth". Journal-Advocate. Retrieved 2007-01-05. [dead link]
  3. ^ "United States 2008". TFTJ. Retrieved September 1, 2010. 

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Preceded by
Jacqueline Madera
Miss Colorado USA
2007
Succeeded by
Becki Hughes