Kristine Law

Second Princess & Miss Asian San Francisco

Chinese | Age: 23 | Fremont, CA

Academic and Work History: Production Assistant at KGO-TV; Radio and Television with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism at San Francisco State University, ’07, Summa Cum Laude
Community Service: Habitat for Humanity; On Lok; Sacred Heart Community Service.

Platform: Raising awareness about human trafficking

Sponsor: Fong Brothers Printing

I aspire to be a television news anchor and reporter to help those who are less fortunate. Being bilingual allows me to dig deep into the community and tell stories that are often overlooked because they are hidden by a language barrier. I hope to break that barrier.

Annie Liu

Taiwanese & Chinese | Age: 24 | Rowland Heights, CA

Academic and Work History: Substitute Teacher at Rowland Unified School District; Biology at University of California, Riverside ’07; National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Internship in Maryland; Research in MC3R gene Research, Trichuris muris research, and Glycogen Release in Deer Mice

Community Service: Rosemead Chamber of Commerce; Whittier Hospital Internship; Heartland Hospice Musical Volunteer; Project for the Homeless; Hurricane Katrina and Rita Relief

Platform: Asian American Elderly and the importance in the quality of life.

Sponsor: Man Investment Group

I would like to thank my all of my family not here today, Helen (mom), David (dad), Kevin (uncle), Emily (aunt), Jerry (brother), Steven, Kevin, Michael, Kenny, Annie B., Phil, Dickie Simmons, and of course Vireak. You have shaped me into who I am today and supported me in every way!

Katlyn Thanh-Nha Bui Nguyen

Vietnamese | Age: 21 | San Jose, CA
Academic and Work History: Student at San Jose State University; English Education and minor in Journalism; Honorable Mention for Advertising at San Jose Community College ’08; President’s Honors List ’07-’08

Victoria Pham

First Princess & Miss Asian California

Vietnamese | Age: 19 | Fremont, CA

Academic and Work History: Anderson Bakery; Bank of America Achievement Award 2008; Certified Van Lang Vietnamese school educator 2008; Mission Valley ROP Model of the Year 2008; MSJUP Golden Gnome Outstanding Actress Class 2008

Community Service: Teacher, Kidango Children Center; President, Universal Performers; Fremont Senior Center

Platform: Understanding and helping young girls struggling with self-esteem so they will grow up well and be able to accept themselves physically and mentally for who they are

Sponsor: Samuels Jewelers Valley Fair

I am so thankful to be a part of this Pageant. I could not have gotten here without the support of my family and friends. For that, I feel like I’m not only representing myself on stage, I am representing the faces of everyone who has believed in me.

Patherine Phattanathum

Miss Scholastic Achievement

Thai | Age: 21 | Gilbert, AZ

Academic and Work History: Business Administration at Arizona State University; President of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (3.8 GPA or higher); 25th in National Marksmanship Competition: 2004; First Place Western Regional Marksmanship Competition: 2004, 2005; Daughters of the American Revolution Award

Community Service: Miss Asia Arizona 2009; Miss Thai Arizona 2009; NJROTC; Military Aptitude Award from the American Legion; Relay for Life; Military Support Group Volunteer; Color Guard; Toy-Drive Fundraiser; Hurricane Katrina Fundraiser

Platform: Over 60,000 people were victims of Domestic Violence and the numbers continue to rise due to lack of knowledge concerning such issue

Sponsor: MIss Asian Arizona

Miss Asian America is an opportunity of a lifetime that I will never forget. I’d like to thank my mom, sisters, aunt, Gene Flores, and everyone else who has always been there to support me. Khom Khun Ka! To all the ladies, I wish you all the best of luck in everything you do.