Angel Chang

Miss Congeniality

Chinese | Age: 23 | Fullerton, CA

Academic and Work History: Pre-K Teacher at Half Moon Bay Head Start; Communication and minor in Human Development, UC San Diego ’08

Community Service: Event coordinator, FUSION Hip Hop Competition; Teach For America (Bay Area); March of Dimes; San Francisco Film Festival; ReBuilding Together

Platform: Making quality Pre-K education available and affordable for young Asian American children.

Sponsor: La Monir

No message could have been any clearer. If you want to make the world a better place, Take a look at yourself then make that change.- Michael Jackson, Man in the Mirror

Amy Monmaly Chanthaphavong

Miss Asian America Queen

Laotian & Vietnamese | Age: 27 | New York, NY

Academic and Work History: Fashion Design Student at Parsons, The New School/ Operations Manager at Softagon Corporation; Political Science major at the University of San Francisco ’00

Community Service: Intern, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi; Volunteer, Bowery Mission Outreach; Event Coordinator, First International Lao New Year Festival; Host, LaoStar TV

Platform: Assisting children and families in strengthening their relationships and preserving the family unit

Sponsors: Lao Community Cultural Center and Softagon

I thank God for this wonderful opportunity to participate in the Miss Asian America Pageant, what a blessing. Thank you mom and dad for your love and support in everything I pursue. I’d also like to thank my friends on the west coast and the east coast for being my family away from home.

Carolyn Fung

Third Princess

Chinese | Age: 23 | San Jose, CA

Academic and Work History: Political Science major at Notre Dame De Namur University ’06; Graduation Valedictorian Speaker; School of Sciences High Honors Award; Leadership Scholarship Award; NDNU Dean’s List Honor Student

Platform: Providing Children with a Comprehensive Education

As humans, we are shaped by the experiences in our lives. MAAP has been a great learning experience that will permanently impact my life. I would like to say “thank you” to my Dad, Mom, Brother, and the entire MAAP Group for their help and support in this phenomenal journey.

Jane Hwang

Miss Photogenic

Korean | Age: 19 | San Mateo, CA

Academic and Work History: Biology, UC Merced, Class of 2012; Cheer captain, Prom Guide cover model, Yearbook layout editor, Tutor, Member of Korean American Coalition

Community Service: Teacher Aid at local Korean Schools, Part of a string quartet that played at senior homes

Platform: Everyone needs a friend, who can also be the right role model in their life.

Sponsors: Koreana Plaza and Associated Building Enterprises, Inc.

On this journey, I had many people beside me to help me to get ready for tonight. I want to thank my family, friends, sponsors, and last but not least – the Miss Asian America family. Best of luck, ladies! Love you all.

Serim Kang

Miss Community Service

Korean | Age: 22 | Sacramento, CA

Academic and Work History: Proctor in the Bilingual Services at the State Personnel Board; Psychology major at University of California at Davis, ’09; Student advisor, UC Davis Internship and Career Center

Community Service: Publicity chair, UC Davis (H.E.L.P) Help and Education leading to Prevention Nursing home visitations; Salvation Army elderly service; Fundraiser for Susan G. Koman Foundation for Breast Cancer; Relay For Life; Berkeley Project

Platform: Alleviating the strains of poverty and homelessness

I am attending graduate school this fall to obtain my joint J.D and Ph.D, and serve as a professional in the medical and legal field. As a forensic psychologist in the future, i desire to represent ethnic minorities. With my academic background, interpersonal skills, and a passion for helping others, I believe i can make a positive impact on the community.