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Oldest Asian America beauty pageant crowns Lisa Yan, Angella Lee as winners

  • 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.

Ex-Miss Universe Malaysia Loses Brand Deal After Saying Blacks ‘Chose to Be Colored’

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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.”