Mabelynn Capeluj graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, emphasis in Broadcast, and a minor in Spanish-Language Journalism. Capeluj is a first generation American and a proud member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

She was Miss California USA 2013 and Miss Greater San Diego USA 2012. Capeluj represented California in the 2013 Miss USA pageant where she placed as a top 15 finalist. She currently works as a professional model in Los Angeles.

Capeluj was diagnosed with Psoriasis at the age of 16. She uses her platform to spread awareness on the autoimmune disease. Since 2012 she has been working with the National Psoriasis Foundation. She hopes that her story can inspire others that beauty isn’t skin deep.