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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.

TikToker and law school graduate is first Asian American to win Miss Texas title in its 85-year history

  • Averie Bishop, 26, of Carrollton, Texas, recently made history by becoming the first Asian American woman to win the Miss Texas title at the Eisemann Center in Richardson on Friday.
  • “Representation saves lives," Bishop told Narcity. “I convinced myself for the longest time that I did not deserve to be Miss Texas because I never saw anyone who looked like me represent our state."
  • Bishop was the 85th winner of the contest, beating 40 other contestants. She will represent her state at the Miss America beauty pageant at a later date.
  • Born and raised in the North Dallas suburb of McKinney in Texas, the Filipino American graduated from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law as a first-generation law student last month.
  • Bishop co-founded The Tulong Foundation with her Filipino mother in 2015. One of the nonprofit organization’s aims is to help sponsor young students from isolated villages and provinces in the Philippines.

A TikToker and law school graduate has recently made history by becoming the first Asian American woman to win the Miss Texas title.

Averie Bishop of Carrollton, Texas, won the Miss Texas beauty pageant at the Eisemann Center in Richardson on Friday.