As Miss Golden State Jr. Teen, Elk Grove high school student Lara Johannson served as the Kids Zone Stage emcee at the 2016 Sacramento Banana Festival. In 2017, after competing for and winning the title of National Miss Jr. Teen, Johannson will return to her emcee duties, serving as the Kids Zone emcee at both the Sacramento Banana Festival on Saturday and Sunday, August 12 and 13 at William Land Park in Sacramento, and at the Stockton Banana Festival International on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 18-20, at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. Johannson also will participate in the multicultural Banana Festival parade, which will kick off the Sacramento Festival on August 12.
Johannson is a model, actor, songwriter and active community volunteer. Her accomplishments include serving as National Spokesmodel and National Casual Wear Model for the National Miss Jr. Teen pageant; she also won awards for academic achievement, sustaining a 4.67 Grade Point Average, volunteerism, for developing a literacy awareness campaign and other accomplishments. She is commited to serving as a positive rolel model for young women and youth. Bring the family to meet Johannson! Get your tickets online today for Sacramento Banana Festival or Stockton Banana Festival International. Bring the whole family out to enjoy kid-friendly live entertainment and meet Johannson!