Mrs. Asia USA California 2019 Corazon Ugalde Yellen Armenta


Corazon Ugalde Yellen Armenta, grew up in the suburb of Quezon City, the youngest girl among six siblings. Her Dad was a Brigadier General and as such she had a wonderful, albeit,” protected” childhood with privileged upbringing, growing up in a household complete with house help and chauffeurs catering to the family’s every need. She went to a private Catholic girl’s school, Siena College and at the University of Santo Tomas.

Her paternal grandfather hailed from Spain, thus, she believes that most of her traits and looks come from that origin. A fulfilled, happy woman whose colorful life includes four marriages and seven beauty titles, Cora, as she is fondly called has travelled the world extensively and checked off most items on her bucket list. Among her destinations are 83 countries, the 7th continent of Antarctica, the Seven Wonders of the World, 200 cities and counting.

Her main inspiration in life is her father who taught her to be strong and independent but not to forget her femininity. As a Catholic, she believes in God, in goodness and love for her significant other and her family which she considers as her greatest achievement. Her reason to live, her legacy. Both her son and daughter are accomplished in their careers. Her son in law, Matthew Rosenberg is an Architect with his own company MRAD. Her daughter, Bridgette Yellen Rosenberg is a Kindergarten teacher at LA Unified School District. Her son, Sean Yellen is the Vice President of AirPush, one of the largest mobile ad platforms, and her daughter in law, Sheila Field Yellen is a Registered Nurse. Her significant other Frank Armenta is a network engineer for Smartmatic. And, she adores her 3 year old grandson, Charles Joel whom she calls “My Prince”!

Cora is dubbed The Living Barbie doll. She modelled life sized Barbie doll outfits for several Barbie Doll Conventions throughout the United States! Corazon, who has 2,500 doll collections, was the former President of The Beverly Hills Barbie Doll Collectors Club. Her club also did several fundraisers and charity work for various organizations.

Cora is the author of a beauty and fitness book, “Total Beauty and Life –The Natural Way”. She launched her book at the National Bookstore, Makati and the Philippine Consulate in the USA. Her book was endorsed by Miss Gloria Diaz, former Miss Universe, Marianne Rogers, actress and former wife of country star Kenny Rogers.. She is the owner/founder of Corazon Ugalde Yellen Cosmetics and was the first Filipina to model for a major mannequin manufacturer.

They sculpted her face and made a face mask to be immortalized as an Asian Mannequin for several department stores in the U.S.A. As a beauty in her own right, she was chosen as America’s Ms. Charisma 1988, Ms. Travel of the World 1989, Ms. Gandang Pilipina 2015, Mrs Travel & Trade Love of Country Ambassador 2018, and Mrs. Philippines 2018. She is the current “Mrs. Asia USA California 2019” and “Mrs. Asia Glamor 2019”.

She was crowned at the Miss Asia USA, during its 30th Anniversary celebration at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in California. The event was produced by Virgelia Productions!

Her plans for the New Year will involve more travel, to explore more of the world. As Mrs. Asia USA California 2019, she will travel with her entourage from the beauty pageant produced by Virgelia Villegas of Virgelia Productions to Thailand and the Philippines to attend charity events and beauty pageants.

Cora is also a real estate agent and property manager of her own double duplex. She resides in Los Angeles, California and considers Las Vegas, Nevada her second home.

She considers herself to be both passionate and an adventurer. As she pursues more of her passion for travel, she leaves some parting words and reminds the readers to live life to the fullest and enjoy every moment. To spend quality time with family and teach them to be strong, independent, and, loving at the same time. Above all, she adds, to do good and contribute to society. Make a difference, as she has. No wonder, those in the know who are close to Cora describes this total package as strong, loving and beautiful.



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