Miss Cougar California was crowned at at a convention that celebrates the pairing of older women and younger men.
The "cubs" voted for their chosen "cougar," Kimberly Marsh, 48, of Orange County as part of the and then danced the Saturday night away.
The men and women in attendance said these events, hosted by www.cougarevents.com, are all about letting loose and having fun.
"If men my age would take care of themselves and would be more secure of themselves to ask me out, I don't think there'd be cougars," said Melanie Garrett, who came from Granite Bay for the evening. "The good thing about cougars is there's no whining and we don't want you to put a ring on it, necessarily."