Miss California’s Dad Is a Famous '90s Star!

Miss California’s Dad Is a Famous '90s Star!

In case you missed it, Miss California Nadia Mejía’s dad is a famous star from the ‘90s!

The 19-year-old, who competed in the Miss USA pageant on Sunday, is the daughter of Gerardo Mejía, who co-starred in “Can’t Buy Me Love,” but is best known for his 1991 hit song “Rico Suave.”


Nadia also has pageant roots. Her mother, Kathy Mejía, is a former Miss West Virginia USA 1989.

The entire family was featured in the VH1 docuseries “Suave Says,” which followed Gerardo’s life as a music executive and youth pastor.

Gerardo and Nadia in 2014

While Nadia did not win the Miss USA competition, she did earn an L.A. models contract and scholarship with her Miss California win.