Trisha Bantigue, Miss Asian Global
Our 2017 Legacy
32nd Annual Miss Asian Global & Miss Asian America Pageant
A New Era of Leadership
Meet Our 2017
Queens and Court
Miss Asian Global and Miss Asian Best in Cultural Attire
Miss Asian America
- Kate Melanie Lam – Miss Asian California, Miss Asian First Princess, Miss Imagine Talks, Miss Asian Entrepreneur
- Alexis Yup – Miss Asian San Francisco, Miss Asian Second Princess
- Ernestine Siu – Miss Asian Third Princess
- Ashley Phothvanh – Miss Asian Photogenic
- Mikaela Encarnacion – Miss Asian Popularity
- Apicha “Rene” Thavichaigarn – Miss Asian Social Media
- Yilan Shih – Miss Asian STEM
- Tina Kim – Miss Asian Scholastic
- Samantha Mui – Miss Asian Congeniality
- Mikaela Dodge – Miss Asian Talent
- Dina Zheng – Miss Asian Community Service
San Francisco, CA — August 12, 2017 — The 32nd Annual Miss Asian Global & Miss Asian America Pageant dazzled audiences at the Herbst Theatre, showcasing the exceptional talents of 21 accomplished delegates.
Trisha Bantigue, a 23-year-old hailing from San Francisco, California, emerged as the distinguished Miss Asian Global and also earned the title of Miss Asian Best in Cultural Attire. Her representation and cultural expression left a lasting impression on the audience.
Meanwhile, Savannah Pham, a 20-year-old with Vietnamese and Cambodian heritage from Murrieta, California, secured the coveted title of Miss Asian America.
This year’s pageant saw a range of talented winners, including Kate Melanie Lam, who earned the titles of Miss Asian California, Miss Asian First Princess, Miss Imagine Talks, and Miss Asian Entrepreneur. Alexis Yup was honored with the titles of Miss Asian San Francisco and Miss Asian Second Princess, while Ernestine Siu shone as Miss Asian Third Princess. The event also recognized outstanding achievements in categories such as Photogenic, Popularity, Social Media, STEM, Scholastic, Congeniality, Talent, and Community Service.
The Miss Asian Global & Miss Asian America Pageant continues to be a powerful platform for empowerment, celebrating the accomplishments of exceptional young women.
Since her reign, Trisha Bantigue earned a spot on Forbes’ 2022 30 Under 30 list. She credits her entrepreneurial drive to the pageant, saying, “Pageants helped me get my degree, and they changed my life.” Trisha worked at Facebook, Google, and Uber, before co-founding Queenly, an online marketplace for formalwear, in 2017. The platform has successfully raised $7 million from venture capitalists.
Continuing her journey to promote mental health awareness, Savannah Pham is now pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Southern Methodist University. She graduated in 2018 from Stanford with double majors in Asian American Studies and Psychology. Her research centers on how culture, ethnicity, and race influence psychopathology and addictive behaviors. This work aims to enhance clinical interventions for better psychological well-being across diverse ethnocultural backgrounds.
Each Delegate has a Story to Share
Meet the Delegates
Delegates in Their Own Words
Minute Me Self-Introduction
Thank you to our event supporters
Our 2017 Sponsors
Chinese · Age 23 · San Francisco, California
Chinese · Age 19 · Fremont, California
Vietnamese · Age 27 · Orlando, Florida
Thai · Age 27 · San Francisco, California
Laos · Age 21 · Oakland, California
Chinese · Age 26 · New York, New York
Chinese · Age 18 · San Mateo, California
Chinese · Age 18 · Oakland, California
Chinese · Age 27 · San Francisco, California
Taiwanese · Age 25 · San Francisco, California
Chinese & Japanese · Age 24 · Berkeley, California
Chinese · Age 27 · San Bruno, California
Chinese · Age 25 · San Francisco, California
Filipino · Age 24 · Merced, California
Filipino & Caucasion · Age 17 · San Francisco, California
Filipino · Age 26 · San Ramon, California
Chinese · Age 25 · San Jose, California
Hong Konger · Age 26 · East Palo Alto, California
Vietnamese & Cambodian · Age 20 · Murrieta, California
Chinese & Vietnamese · Age 25 · San Jose, California
Filipino & Chinese · Age 23 · San Francisco, California
Chinese · Age 28 · Fremont, California