Sarah Sun has won the Miss Utah 2023 competition, becoming the first Chinese woman to ever claim the crown.
The competition: On Saturday, the Miss Utah 2023 came to an end at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City, where judges handed the second-generation Chinese immigrant and current Miss Aspen Hills the title and over $10,000 in scholarships.
The Miss Utah Organization awarded $70,000 in scholarships to participants in the competition, which included 47 contestants who were judged in five categories: private interview, onstage conversation, health and fitness, evening gown and talent.
About Sun: Sun is reportedly an international strategy and diplomacy student at Brigham Young University. She plans to pursue a juris doctorate and MBA from Harvard University.
For the talent section of the competition, Sun showcased her skill as a classically trained pianist by playing the song “La Campanella.”
Community service: Sun’s community service, “Reducing Recidivism Through Art Education,” aims to reduce the probability of inmates at the Utah State Prison becoming re-offenders by making art education available to them.
Sun will represent Utah at the Miss America Competition later this year.
“I’m so excited to serve because I don’t see this as a crown, but as a mission to help people and to love people,” Sun said at the afterparty, according to ABC 4.