2013 Celebrities

2013 Celebrities

Christine Devine – Theme Grand Marshal

Click here to view full size Christine Devine is a veteran television news anchor/reporter/producer. She anchors the weeknight newscasts on KTTV FOX 11 at 10pm and KCOP Channel 13 at 7 and 11pm. She has 16 Emmys, including the prestigious Governors Award. In 2012, she was named by Los Angeles Magazine among the [...]

James Hong – Celebrity Co-Grand Marshal

Click here to view full size From Minneapolis, Minnesota, James Hong’s early career was in civil engineering and one of his first jobs was working for the county of Los Angeles.  After first appearing on Groucho Marx’s ”You Bet Your Life” in 1954, he was instantly bitten by the Hollywood bug and decided [...]

Miss California Leah Cecil – Celebrity Co-Grand Marshal

Click here to view full size Leah Cecil is the Garden Grove Festival’s home town pride and joy. The former Miss Garden Grove 2011 went on to win Miss California 2012! At the competition she was a triple preliminary winner in Talent, Swimsuit, and Evening Wear categories. Her platform issue was Compassion for [...]

Mckenna Grace

Click here to view full size Click here to view full size Six-year-old Mckenna Grace is originally from Dallas, Texas. Grace began her acting career at the young age of five. After hours of watching, singing and dancing along to Shirley Temple videos, she discovered her love for entertaining others. To [...]

Emily Evan Rae

Emily Evan Rae’s most notable TV role was her recurring character "Young Kate" (Evangeline Lilly) on ABC's hit show Lost.  Her most challenging role was on ABC's Private Practice where she earned greater recognition and won The Young Artist Award.  She played a multifaceted young girl who stabbed her father. Other credits include NBC"s The Office, Life (starring Damien Lewis), and Justine in FX's It's [...]

Savannah Paige Rae

Savannah Paige Rae is best known for her role as Sydney Graham for the past four seasons on NBC's Parenthood working alongside amazingly talented actors Craig T. Nelson, Peter Krause and Lauren Graham. Her most recent role is young Debra Morgan on the Emmy-award winning show Dexter. Savannah was born in Florida, beginning her career at the young age [...]

Missy Mendoza – Miss Garden Grove 2013

Click here to view full size The beautiful city of Garden Grove has been Missy Mendoza’s hometown ever since she was born.  She attends California State University of Fullerton as a 19-year-old sophomore, working towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science.  With that degree, she hopes to enter a prestigious Physician’s Assistant program [...]

Karina Valdez – Miss Garden Grove’s Outstanding Teen 2013

Click here to view full size Karina Valdez is a sixteen-year-old junior currently attending Pacifica High School. She is the middle child of five siblings. Her family supports all of her activities and future aspirations. They are extremely close-knit and never miss out on an opportunity for sibling bonding. Their support during her [...]

Karan Brar

Click here to view full size Click here to view full size Karan Brar, originally from Redmond, Washington, can be seen as starring as Ravi, one of the newly adopted children into the ultra-rich Ross family on the hit Disney channel series Jessie [opposite Debby Ryan, Peyton List, Cameron Boyce and [...]

Daphne Blunt

Click here to view full size Daphne Blunt is an actress, singer, writer and fashion correspondent for Fanlala.  She made her first television appearance at the age of ten on the CBS daytime drama “The Young & the Restless” and as a contestant on the Nickelodeon game show “Brain Surge.” Daphne began acting [...]

Christine Martindale

Christine Martindale has been in radio for most of her life and loving every minute of it. “Being able to go to work and not feel like you’re working is a dream come true,”says Christine, who has had an interest in broadcasting since she was in high school. Her career in radio has included time [...]

Sabrina Carpenter

Click here to view full image Click here to view full size Sabrina Carpenter  is a Pennsylvania native, and the youngest of three sisters. Most recently, she shot the pilot episode of Girl Meets World for Disney playing Maya opposite Danielle Fishel, Ben Savage, and Rowan Blanchard. Sabrina started her journey at the [...]


Click here to view full size Ignacio Sandoval, aka “Nachin”, was born in Zacatecas, Mexico. Like many families who wanted a better life for their children, his parents migrated to the United States when he was young. Raised in Boyle Heights, Nachin came from humble beginnings. He knew the only way to make [...]

Alicia Sixtos

Click here to view full size Click here to view full size Alicia Marie Sixtos was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and is one of four sisters.  Sixtos is of Mexican and Portuguese descent and didn’t initially plan on pursuing acting.  She started her career at the [...]

Ed Arnold

Ed Arnold is the co-host and managing editor of PBS-SOCAL’s nightly news magazine show, “Real Orange”.  He joined PBSSOCAL, formerly KOCE-TV, in January 2000 after over thirty years as a sportscaster/anchor for KTLA-TV and KABC-TV in Los Angeles.  He also has served as the announcer for Dr. Robert H. Schuller’s internationally seen “Hour of Power’ [...]

Sierra McCormick

Sierra McCormick can currently be seen starring on the hit Disney Channel series “A.N.T. Farm” as the brainy Olive Doyle.  The series is about three middle-schoolers in a gifted program at their school called the “Advanced Natural Talents” (A.N.T.) Program.  Thanks to Olive’s eidetic memory, she remembers everything she’s ever read, heard or seen.  Sierra [...]