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A New Era of Leadership

Meet Our 2009
Queen and Court

2009 Miss Asian America Pageant
Serim Kang, Miss Community Service
Patherine Phattanathum, Miss Scholastic Achievement
Tiffany Tam, Miss Talent
Kristine Law, Miss Asian Second Princess & Miss Asian San Francisco
Amy Chanthaphavong – Miss Asian America
Victoria Pham, Miss Asian First Princess & Miss Asian California
Carolyn Fung, Miss Asian Third Princess
Angel Chang, Miss Congeniality

Amy Chanthaphavong

About the Reign

San Francisco – August 8, 2009

Amy Chanthaphavong of New York, New York was crowned Miss Asian America on Saturday at the iconic Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco. The competition will be televised to Asian markets nationwide on World Channel.


Amy is a fashion design student at Parsons. At the pageant, she says she “hopes to become an entrepreneur and create her own clothing line.” She is the first ever Miss Asian America of Laotian descent and performed a traditional dance in her talent competition. In addition, Amy stunned the audience with her superb performance in the Poise and Personality segment, making a convincing case for her platform of “Promoting the Family Unit.” Amy will have the upcoming year to promote this cause. The Miss Asian America Organization will help Amy in reaching her goal, and will coordinate her visits to schools, community groups, and events in the Asian American community. At 27 years of age, Amy graduated from University of San Francisco majoring in Political Science with a minor in Business. She is now an operations manager at a software company.

Joining Amy in the court is Miss Asian California and first runner up, 19-year old Victoria Pham. Victoria is 19 years old, majoring in business and will transfer to UC Berkeley. She represented the Vietnamese community.

Rounding up the top three was Kristine Law, a 23-year old Chinese American from Fremont, California who spoke convincingly on her platform advocating human trafficking awareness.

The event was a hit and of course successfully brought attention and funds to two causes dear to the Asian American community. All event merchandise proceeds went to the Stanford Liver Center to raise awareness about hepatitis B and liver cancer and a portion of the night’s ticketing proceeds will go to Asian Perinatal Advocates, a group dedicated to domestic violence prevention and parent education in the API community.

Amy Chanthaphavong

Miss Asian America

  • Victoria Pham, Miss Asian First Princess & Miss Asian California
  • Kristine Law, Miss Asian Second Princess & Miss Asian San Francisco
  • Carolyn Fung, Miss Asian Third Princess
  • Tiffany Tam, Miss Talent
  • Patherine Phattanathum, Miss Scholastic Achievement
  • Serim Kang, Miss Community Service
  • Angel Chang, Miss Congeniality
  • Jane Hwang, Miss Photogenic
Pageant Night and Activities

Treasured Memories

Photography by David Yu, Tina Do, & Kevin Nguyen

Each Delegate has a Story to Share

Meet the Delegates

Legacy Keepsakes

Commemorate Pageant Night

Saturday, August 9, 2009
Palace of Fine Arts
San Francisco, CA

Thank you to our event supporters

Our 2009 Sponsors

Sheryl Anderson
Filipino · Age: 26 · San Francisco, CA

Angel Chang
Chinese · Age: 23 · Fullerton, CA

Amy Chanthaphavong
Laotian & Vietnamese · Age: 27 · New York, NY

Patti Diep
Chinese · Age: 22 · Aurora, CO

Carolyn Fung
Chinese · Age: 23 · San Jose, CA

Lily Hope
Thai & Chinese · Age: 20 · Los Angeles, CA

Jane Hwang
Korean · Age: 19 · San Mateo, CA

Jenna-Lynn Kam
Chinese, Korean, Japanese · Age: 24 · Honolulu, HI

Serim Kang
Korean · Age: 22 · Sacramento, CA

Kristine Law
Chinese · Age: 23 · Fremont, CA

Annie Liu
Taiwanese & Chinese · Age: 24 · Rowland Heights, CA

Katlyn Nguyen
Vietnamese · Age: 21 · San Jose, CA

Victoria Pham
Vietnamese · Age: 19 · Fremont, CA

Patherine Phattanathum
Thai · Age: 21 · Gilbert, AZ

Laura Sallette
Chinese & Italian · Age: 25 · San Jose, CA

Veronica Sartori
Chinese, Taiwanese, Italian · Age: 21 · Fremont, CA

Tiffany Tam
Chinese · Age: 22 · San Jose, CA

Bich Dao Tran
Vietnamese & Cambodian · Age: 19 · San Francisco, CA

Jena Vue
Hmong · Age: 27 · Oroville, CA

Maria Wong
Chinese · Age: 21 · San Francisco, CA

Jasmine Yuan
Chinese · Age: 24 · San Francisco, CA

Jane Zhao
Chinese · Age: 24 · S. San Francisco, CA

Annie Zhou
Chinese · Age: 19 · San Jose, CA

Our Legacy

A Look Back at Our Past Queens & Delegates