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Thank you for your interest in the first ever Virtual Miss Asian Global and Miss Asian America Pageant, which will be held on August 29, 2020 broadcasted on an “online” platform. The COVID-19 shelter restrictions have provided us the opportunity to pivot and embrace change utilizing technology to show our delegates’ leadership, innovation and emotional intelligence. Our team, an amazing group of talented and skilled volunteers are moving forward dedicating countless hours to ensure our success. This is a new journey for all of us, but with 35 years of resilience, innovative thinking and resourcefulness, we are confident the program will be a gratifying experience for all.

Since its inception, the Pageant has been more than a platform for the growth and inspiration of young Asian American women. The Pageant displays the rich ethnic diversity of our society and gives us a glimpse into the many different cultures that surrounds us. As a delegate, you will not only shine, but you will also be a part of a team working together for our community. The Pageant is dedicated to the promise of investing in our next generation. When our pageant was held in a theater, we showcased our delegates in a colorful production that represents their culture, intelligence and talent.

The Pageant has established a reputation for quality entertainment and integrity in judging. In lieu of our colorful production, we will be producing a gala in March 2021, with our 2020 delegates in the cultural and evening gown attire to celebrate our 35th Anniversary. There will be additional training and bonding activities 3 days prior to this event.

The Miss Asian Global Queen will receive a USD $3,000 scholarship and the Miss Asian America Queen will receive a USD $3,000 scholarship, sponsored by Asian America Foundation. Individuals, including those without prior pageant or modeling experience, are encouraged to apply and join the Miss Asian Global/America Pageant family.

Qualifications

In order to be qualified to apply, you must be:

  • Female; by birth or transgender
  • At least one-fourth Asian ancestry
  • Between the ages of 17-30 years
  • Never married nor given birth
  • Citizens worldwide (not only US residents)

The Miss Asian Global and Miss Asian America Pageant accepts applicants who claim ancestry from the countries of: Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, East Timor, Mongolia, Hong Kong, Macao, South Korea, North Korea (with valid refugee status), Japan, Mainland China, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Yemen, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, the ethnic Asian groups of the former Soviet Union, the ethnic group of Hmong from Southern China, and the islands of the Pacific and Indian oceans. Please contact us if you have any questions about your ethnic qualifications.

Delegate Requirements

Commitment
Delegates are required to commit to all training events prior to pageant day. In addition, Bay Area delegates must participate in additional events and training in the Bay Area when shelter-in-place is lifted.

Access to Technology
Delegates must have access to an adequate wifi network and the technology skills to use communication platforms and social media. In addition, delegates must have skills or resources to create short one-minute videos.

Costs
Upon acceptance, delegates submit a USD $1,000 registration fee for California residents or USD $800 for non-California residents (discounted to subsidize travel costs). You are also responsible for travel costs to and from San Francisco for the gala in 2021, in addition to clothing, shoes, and accessories required.

Talent (optional)
The talent competition will be based on your performance shown on video. It may be from a performance within the last two years in public or a private facility. Please submit a 2-5 minute video link to your talent. You may submit multiple videos of different talents. The video link must have audio and be viewable in at least 1080p.
Acceptance

When considering an applicant, we look at one’s character, intellect, and personality. Our application is designed to provide freedom and flexibility to demonstrate your interests and accomplishments.This year in particular, we seek delegates who possess personal attributes of resilience, adaptability and innovative thinking.

Titles Awarded

Principal court titles will be awarded during the broadcast. Delegates will be vying for the crown of:

  • Miss Asian Global
  • Miss Asian America
  • First Princess
  • Second Princess
  • Third Princess.

Additional honorary and merit titles will be awarded at the gala in March 2021:

  • Miss Asian California – title goes to the delegates with the highest score from California
  • Miss Asian San Francisco – titles goes to the delegates with the highest score from the Bay Area
  • Miss Congeniality – title is determined by the delegates
  • Miss Talent – title is determined by a separate judging panel

In recognition of outstanding academic and volunteer work, these titles are also awarded:

  • Miss Scholastic Achievement
  • Miss STEM
  • Best in Cultural Attire (from the gala showcase)
  • Miss Photogenic
  • Miss Community Service.

Titles are awarded according to information provided in the application and supplemental materials.

Additional Titles (Optional)

  • Miss Entrepreneur
  • Miss Women’s Empowerment
  • People’s Choice
  • Miss Teen (if 5+ contestants are teenagers)
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