Miss California cooks dinner for fans before Miss USA pageant

The 51 contestants of the 2009 Miss USA Pageant -- including Miss California, Carrie Prejean, who is from La Jolla -- made an appearance at Buca di Beppo Italian eatery in Las Vegas on April 4.

Fresh from their arrival ceremony at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, the contestants dined family-style. After greeting fans and signing autographs, some of the women joined Buca di Beppo Corporate Chef Michael Miyahara to do a cooking demonstration.


2009 Miss USA Pageant

will air live from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on April 19 on NBC.