- Lisa Yan and Angella Lee have been named the winners of the 37th Miss Asian Global and Miss Asian America Pageant.
- Yan grew up in Palo Alto, California, and has been working as a software engineer at Waymo, a company closely connected to Google that improves safety and accessibility for self-driving cars.
- Lee was born and raised in Southern California and moved to San Francisco after graduating from nursing school. She later found her calling in aesthetic medicine and has been working in Beverly Hills as a nurse injector.
- Founded in 1985, the Miss Asian Global and Miss Asian America Pageant is “committed to the personal and professional growth of young Asian women” and aims to “empower them to break into leadership," its official website states.
The United States’ oldest Asian American beauty pageant has crowned Lisa Yan as this year’s Miss Asian Global and Angella Lee as Miss Asian America 2022.
During an interview with KRON4’s Stephanie Lin, who was announced Miss Asian America in 2015, Yan said she competed in this year’s Miss Asian Global and Miss Asian America Pageant without any expectations. She also admitted that she was shocked when her name was announced.
Capitol Hill resident Anchyi Wei made history earlier this month when she took home the Mrs. DC America sash and became the first Chinese American woman to win the title in 19 years.
Pageant details: Wei won the beauty pageant, in Washington, D.C. on May 1, according to An Officer and Gentlewoman, LLC.
Manya Singh watched the Miss India Pageant for the first time at 15 and now, four years later, she is recognized by her alma mater while wearing her crown and sash, with her parents and her father’s rickshaw by her side.
Singh was crowned Miss India Runner-Up in a ceremony last week, according to India Today.
A 23-year-old Sikh American competed against more than 700 other contestants across the country to win the coveted beauty pageant title.
A finalist at this year’s Miss Universe Nepal is making history whether or not she takes home the crown on Wednesday night.
A video showing beauty pageant contestants falling into a pond all at once in Thailand has been making the rounds on social media.
Arielle Keil has made history as the first Filipina-German and first transgender woman to represent New Zealand at the Miss Intercontinental beauty pageant.
The 26-year-old beauty contestant and creative advertising student won the title of Miss Intercontinental New Zealand on Oct. 12, according to Angelopedia.
Ki’ilani Arruda, a Filipino American teen from Kauai, Hawaii, won the Miss Teen USA 2020 crown out of 51 contenders during the event on Saturday.
A nurse of mixed-race heritage was recently crowned Miss Hong Kong 2020, which is now in its 48th year.
Popular candidate: Lisa Marie Tse, a 25-year-old aspiring actress, was an early favorite before winning Hong Kong’s premiere beauty pageant.
Miss Universe Malaysia 2017 Samantha Katie James has apologized for her controversial comments about the Black Lives Movement after facing a massive backlash that led to a petition seeking the removal of her crown.
In a series of Instagram Stories on Monday, James, 25, asked the Black community to relax and take the current situation as a “challenge” because it “makes you stronger.”
Hmong candidate Pajdee Yang was named United States of America’s (USOA) Miss Minnesota 2020 this week.
Yang, a loan officer assistant and meditation practitioner, will represent Minnesota at the pageant’s national level, which will be held in Las Vegas from Feb. 14 to Feb. 16, 2020.
In place of gorgeous young women, fine-looking chickens take the stage at a special chicken beauty pageant in Malaysia.
Originating from the rural state of Kelantan, the unique competition uses a petite breed of chickens known as the Serama chickens.