A New Era of Leadership

Meet Our 1996
Queen and Court

Miss Asian America 1996
Ha Thai – Miss Scholastic Achievement
Mimi Jung – Miss Asian Second Princess
Esther Hwang – Miss Asian America & Miss Talent
Rose Ching, Founder
Cheryl Nunes – Miss Asian First Princess & Miss Asian California
Debra Ichimura – Miss Asian Third Princess
Vivian Bohner – Miss Congeniality

Esther Hwang

Esther Hwang

Miss Asian America & Miss Talent

  • Cheryl Nunes – Miss Asian First Princess & Miss Asian California
  • Mimi Jung – Miss Asian Second Princess
  • Debra Ichimura – Miss Asian Third Princess
  • Ying Hu – Miss Asian Miss Asian San Francisco
  • Vivian Bohner – Miss Congeniality
  • Ha Thai – Miss Scholastic Achievement
Pageant Night and Activities

Treasured Memories

Photos by House Mother Penny Wong Belleza

Each Delegate has a Story to Share

Meet the Delegates

Legacy Keepsake

Commemorate Pageant Night

Saturday, August 10, 1996
Palace of Fine Arts
San Francisco, CA

Sakira Batra
Age: 22 · Cupertino, CA · Indian

Vivian Bohner
Age: 22 · Waipahu, HI · Filipino, Chinese, & German

Agnes Calderon
Age: 17 · Honolulu, HI · Filipino

Sharissa Chun
Age: 27 · Honolulu, HI · Chinese & Hawaiian

Kimberly Del Fierro
Age: 21 · Davis, CA · Vietnamese, Filipino

Christine Shen
Age: 20 · Augusta, GA · Chinese

Ha Thai
Age: 19 · Richmond, CA · Vietnamese & Chinese

Suzie Ton-Nu
Age: 22 · Santa Clara, CA · Vietnamese

Judith Villacruz
Age: 23 · Oceanside, CA · Filipino

Christina Wu
Age: 19 · Oakland, CA · Chinese

Theresa Yoon
Age: 17 · Los Angeles, CA · Korean

Marie Enriquez
Age: 19 · Daly City, CA · Filipino

Iris Gong
Age: 19 · Maspeth, NY · Chinese

Ying Hu
Age: 21 · Los Altos Hills, CA · Chinese

Esther Hwang
Age: 21 · Emeryville, CA · Korean

Debra Ichimura
Age: 26 · Honolulu, HI · Japanese

Sandee Jacinto
Age: 25 · San Jose, CA · Filipino

Mimi Jung
Age: 20 · Puyallup, WA · Chinese

Shirley Kao
Age: 19 · Sacramento, CA · Chinese

Helen Kim
Age: 19 · Pleasanton, CA · Korean

Loshan Law
Age: 26 · San Francisco, CA · Chinese

Quynh Nguyen
Age: 17 · San Jose, CA · Vietnamese

Cheryl Nunes
Age: 25 · Beverly Hills, CA · Hawaiian, Chinese, Portuguese, & Filipino

Our Legacy

A Look Back at Our Past Queens & Delegates