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Miss Asian America Pageant 2007 Queen and Court
Vi Ngo – Miss Congeniality
Seayoon Jeong – Miss Popularity
Anna Lisa Matias – Miss Talent
Tiffani Mah – Miss Asian First Princess & Miss Asian California
Louise Wu – Miss Asian America
Ayushka Sing Gharib – Miss Asian Second Princess
Amy Chu – Miss Asian Third Princess & Miss Asian San Francisco
Ilyssa Lu – Miss Scholastic Achievement
Aprileen Coh – Miss Community Service

Louise Wu

About the Reign

San Francisco – August 11, 2007

And the Winner Is…Louise Wu of Fremont crowned Miss Asian America 2007

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Twenty-four-year-old Louise Wu, a Chinese American from Fremont, Calif., and Miss Chinatown USA 2006, was crowned Miss Asian America 2007 at the Palace of Fine Arts on Saturday. The runner-up princesses were Tiffani Frances Mah, Ayushka Singh Gharib and Amy Chu.

Twenty-one contestants from across the United States competed for the title of Miss Asian America by putting their best foot forward in the categories of Ethnic Costume/Self Introductions, Swimsuit, Evening Gown, Talent and Speech Presentation.

President and pageant founder Rose Chung said she hoped the pageant was not only a “much needed platform to project the voices of our community nationwide, but [would] also connect Asian America with Asia and the world.”

Now in its 22nd year, the pageant began with introductions from the contestants dressed in the traditional garb of the country of their ethnic heritage. The talent presentation showcased instrumental and vocal performances, traditional and contemporary dance, as well as a sword demonstration by contestant Amy Chu to the music of Evanescence. From Wu’s Spanish jazz dance performance to a piano rendition of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” to a stage exit with the “moonwalk” in heels, the talent portion of the pageant reflected the diverse interests and talents of the contestants.

Miss Asian America 2006, Jennifer Field, presented her crown to the next titleholder. In her farewell message, she described her personal growth through her experiences as Miss Asian America, which included visits to aboriginal tribes in Taiwan’s villages, as well as speaking at length with U.S. Ambassador Alexander Vershbow in South Korea.

The pageant’s judges included: Jim Black, president and director of First National Bank; Purnima Jha, founder and artistic director of Dance and Rhythm of India; entrepreneur and philanthropist Man Kim; Nicha Kittitanaphan, producer of Macy’s West largest event productions; Lisa Lee, AsianWeek’s “Yin-Yang” columnist; Michael Toshio Nakamura, founder of Michael Toshio International; and Elizabeth Vo, Princess Asian USA 2006.

Sugar Bowl Bakery, Iridesse Pearls, La Princesse Salon and Spa, Monster cable and AsianWeek were among the top sponsors of the pageant.

Louise Wu

Miss Asian America

  • Tiffani Mah – Miss Asian First Princess & Miss Asian California
  • Ayushka Sing Gharib – Miss Asian Second Princess
  • Amy Chu – Miss Asian Third Princess & Miss Asian San Francisco
  • Amy Ng – Miss Photogenic
  • Seayoon Jeong – Miss Popularity
  • Ilyssa Lu – Miss Scholastic Achievement
  • Aprileen Coh – Miss Community Service
  • Anna Lisa Matias – Miss Talent
  • Vi Ngo – Miss Congeniality
Pageant Night and Activities

Treasured Memories

Photography by David Yu, Tyler Vu, Michael Trinh, & Penny Wong Belleza

Each Delegate has a Story to Share

Meet the Delegates

Legacy Keepsakes

Commemorate Pageant Night

Saturday, August 11, 2007
Palace of Fine Arts
San Francisco, CA

Program Book

Thank you to our event supporters

Our 2007 Sponsors

Terrine Romualdez Baluyut
Filipina/Spanish/Chinese American · Age: 21 · So. San Francisco, CA

Deborah Jennifer Buhler
Chinese/German American · Age: 22 · Loma Linda, CA

Amy Chu
Chinese American · Age: 22 · Oakland, CA

Aprileen Ann Coh
Chinese/Filipina American · Age: 25 · So. San Francisco, CA

Geraldine M. Craig
Filipina/Swedish American · Age: 23 · Vancouver, WA

Shana Kaur Dhillon
Indian American · Age: 20 · Hayward, CA

Ayushka Singh Gharib
Indian American · Age: 20 · Artesia, CA

Seayoon Jeong
Korean American · Age: 27 · Duluth, GA

Joo Hee Joa
Korean American · Age: 20 · Pleasant Hills, CA

Ilyssa Jing Lu
Chinese American · Age: 25 · Boston, MA

Tiffani Frances Mah
Chinese American · Age: 24 · San Francisco, CA

Jessika Ros Mejorada Malic
Filipina American · Age: 23 · Phoenix, AZ

Anna Lisa Pama Matias
Filipino American · Age: 17 · Daly City, CA

Amy Ng
Chinese American · Age: 23 · Seattle, WA

Vi Ngo
Vietnamese American · Age: 24 · Campbell, CA

Christine Mai Nguyen
Vietnamese American · Age: 19 · Fairfax, VA

Julie Shuk Chong Tam
Chinese American · Age: 25 · So. Lake Tahoe, CA

Stephanie Kim Truong
Vietnamese/Chinese American · Age: 21 · San Jose, CA

Kristina Wang
Chinese American · Age: 22 · Fremont, CA

Louise Wu
Chinese American · Age: 24 · Fremont, CA

Tina Wu
Chinese American · Age: 23 · Flushing, NY

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