23rd Annual Poster

Jenny Chin

Chinese American | Age: 20 | San Francisco, CA
Education: San Francisco State University
3 Words: Optimistic, Friendly, Ambitious
Platform: Universal Preschool
Sponsor: Joji’s House of Teriyaki

Janet Justine Cruz

Filipino/Spanish/Danish American | Age: 23 | San Francisco, CA
Education: San Francisco State University
3 Words: Determined, Passionate, Resilient
Platform: Preserving Music & Arts Programs in Public Schools.

Joy Dai

Chinese American | Age: 22 | Goleta, CA
Education: UC Santa Barbara
3 Words: Independent, Ambitious, Free-spirited
Platform: Arising from Status Quo & Poverty

Allyn Hoang

Vietnamese American | Age: 20 | Dallas, TX
Education: University of Texas at Austin
3 Words: Passionate, Persevering, Progressive
Platform: Challenging Asian Americans to Preserve Our Cultural Roots
Sponsor: Miss Asian American Texas and The Hoang Family

Amanda Koyumi Igaki

Japanese American | Age: 24 | Loveland, CO
Education: Colorado State University, Fort Colins
3 Words: Creative, Optimistic, Easygoing
Platform: Hula to Cross Cultural Boundaries
Sponsor: Miss Asian American Colorado

Stephanie Lynn Karlik

3rd Princess

Taiwanese/Portuguese/Scotch-Irish American | Age: 24 | Las Vegas, NV
Education: National Taiwan University
3 Words: Inquisitive, Driven, Compassionate
Platform: Advancing Multiculturalism & Diversity
Sponsor: Lake Las Vegas

Nina Chieko Kasuga

2nd Princess

Japanese American | Age: 20 | Gilbert, AZ
Education: Arizona State University
3 Words: Appreciative, Studious, Sunny
Platform: Awareness to Lack of Stability in Family Unit
Sponsor: Miss Asia Arizona

Chelsea Chien-Yung Kuo

Miss Congeniality

Taiwanese/Japanese American | Age: 22 | Davis, CA
Education: UC Davis
3 Words: Joyful, Cheerful, Optimistic
Platform: Awareness of Increasing Calcium Intake Among Asians
Sponsor: Jeffrey C. Won of Morgan Stanley

Elizabeth Yin Leong

Chinese American | Age: 22 | San Mateo, CA
Education: UC Davis
3 Words: Friendly, Self-Motivated, Passionate
Platform: Pollution & Its Effects
Sponsors: Horizon Restaurant Lounge and I-Crave Group, LLC

Louisa Yang Liu

Miss Asian America Queen & Miss Talent

Chinese American | Age: 21 | Sunnyvale, CA
Education: UC Berkeley
3 Words: Optimistic, Ambitious, Passionate
Platform: Promoting the Performance Arts in Life
Sponsor: EDA, USA

Frances Iris Lu

Chinese/Vietnamese American | Age: 19 | San Francisco, CA
Education: UC Berkeley
3 Words: Passionate, Engaging, Dedicated
Platform: HIV Awareness in the Asian-American Community
Sponsor: State Farm Insurance

Lisa Ma

Miss Asian San Francisco

Vietnamese/Chinese American | Age: 20 | San Francisco, CA
Education: San Francisco State University
3 Words: Optimistic, Open-minded, Dependable
Platform: Making Dreams Come True

Nicole Mallari Narlock

Filipino/German American | Age: 22 | Sacramento, CA
Education: Sacramento State
3 Words: Confident, Reliable, Determined
Platform: Families for Early Autism Treatment
Sponsor: American Metal and Iron, Inc.

Christine Oh

Korean American | Age: 26 | Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
Education: CSU Dominguez Hills and Dongguk University
3 Words: Confident, Humble, Persistent
Platform: Human Rights in North Korea
Sponsor: Celine Medispa

Sawitree Amey Rasmeioungon

Thai, Chinese American | Age: 25 | Herndon, VA
Education: George Mason University
3 Words: Enthusiastic, Active, Optimistic
Platform: Staying Asian

Mary Nargis Saleh

1st Princess & Miss Asian California

Afghan/Turkish/Persian American | Age: 20 | Cupertino, CA
Education: Foothill College
3 Words: Independent, Ambitious, Kind
Platform: Overcoming Bi-Cultural Differences
Sponsor: Pure Blendz Cosmetics and Beauty Care

Veronica Sartori

Miss Photogenic

Chinese/Italian American | Age: 20 | Fremont, CA
Education: UC Davis
3 Words: Honest, Goal-Oriented, Kind
Platform: Bridging Tech’s Gender Gap
Sponsor: Glamour Models Institute

Luketan Somnasang

Thai American | Age: 23 | Portland, OR
Education: University of Oregon
3 Words: Poised, Enthusiastic, Determined
Platform: Sustainable Development

Julie Shuk Chong Tam

Chinese American | Age: 26 | South Lake Tahoe, CA
Education: Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University
3 Words: Ambitious, Compassionate, Gregarious
Platform: Promoting Study Abroad
Sponsor: Miss Asia Sacramento

Stephanie Lauren Wong

Miss Community Service

Chinese American | Age: 23 | Santa Clara, CA
Education: Santa Clara University School of Law
3 Words: Cheerful, Adventurous, Reliable
Platform: Preventing Youth Violence
Sponsor: Mikuni Restaurant and Sushi Bar

Amanda Yoshida

Japanese American | Age: 21 | Huntington Beach, CA
Education: Long Beach State
3 Words:Motivated, Adventurous, Goal-Oriented
Platform: Be You…

Shan Yu

Miss Scholastic Achievement

Chinese American | Age: 26 | Richmond, CA
Education: Seattle University
3 Words: Diligent, Humble, Elegant
Platform: Adult Education Programs for New Immigrants

Poster Credit:

Poster Designed by Thomas Li | Photos by Calvin Jeng, Tyler Vu, David Yu

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