Here They Are …
The Miss Los Angeles Chinatown contestants!
This past Saturday, 16 young women strutted, posed and expressed their views on everything from the environment to the Tiger Woods scandal at the 2010 Miss Los Angeles Chinatown Pageant, held at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.
I attended the event to support my little sis, Carissa Woo, aka Contestant #3!
The pageant, which dates back to 1963, featured food, entertainment (YouTube sensation Olivia Thai and folk-rock duo Oak & Gorski performed) and of course, the beautiful, accomplished girls who hailed from all over Southern California. Oh, and lots of hairspray and sparkle.
In the end, the judges selected the queen and her court, who will serve as ambassadors of Chinese American culture in Los Angeles and beyond. Along with a scholarship and other prizes, they’ll receive a trip to China during the Shanghai Expo.
Says First Princess (and Audrey contributor!) Janice Jann: “It’s going to be awesome representing Chinese Americans and sharing our blend of Chinese and American culture with the rest of Southern California … haha, such a ‘pageant answer,’ huh?”
Congratulations to everyone!