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38th Annual
2003 MISS LOS ANGELES CHINATOWN PAGEANT
洛杉磯 (羅省) 華埠小姐選美

 
 
DATE:  Saturday, January 18th
VENUE:  Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles
ENTRIES:  14


Miss L.A. Chinatown Queen -
First Princess -
Second Princess -
Third Princess -
Fourth Princess -
④蔣碧喜 Priscilla Tjio
⚫秦小鈞 Connie Chin
⑧吳名佑 Angeline Wu
⚫張瓊郁 Joan Yu Chang
⑨黃美麗 Dorenda I. Wong
Miss Photogenic -
Miss Friendship -
⚫秦小鈞 Connie Chin
⚫黃君涵 Esther Huang
Finalists -
⚫鄭佩瑛 Sophia Cheng
⚫周子琳 Tiffany Chou
⚫何昱儂 Jennifer Hall
⑦薛克伊 Carie Hsueh
⚫陸燕秋 Lillian Lok
⚫饒欣如 Celeste Lonson
⚫曾安妮 Annie Tang
⚫王國美 Michelle Wang


*Contestant Annie Tang competed at Miss Chinatown USA 2004 where she finished as 3rd Princess.


BIOS:

QUEEN - Priscilla Tjio
     Age: 23 Born in Minnesota and raised in Southern California, Priscillia received her Bachelors of Science in Psychobiology from UCLA in June 2002. during her undergraduate years, she earned the position of President for the Bruin Belles service Association, UCLA's largest women's service organization, which focuses on providing the LA community with volunteer services. Priscillia was also one of the first members of Monterey Park's Youth Advisory Board and was involved in organizing the Good Student Discount program, which rewarded students for academic excellence with discounts from local businesses. Through her work, she was recognized with the KSCI/Operator's of McDonald's Asian Youth Leadership Award and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Christian Service Award in 1997. Currently, she is an eighth grade science teacher at El Sereno Middle School and will be receiving her Masters in Education from UCLA in June 2003. As the former 1997 Miss Monterey Park, Priscillia hopes to have another opportunity to serve as an ambassador of goodwill for her community. Her hobbies include going to the gym, watching movies, and solving crossword puzzles. Priscillia is the youngest daughter of Anthony and Mey Lan Tjio.

FIRST PRINCESS - Connie Chin
     Age: 19 Born in Alhambra, CA, Connie currently resides in the city of Rancho Cucamonga. Her experiences volunteering in the community has motivated her to pursue a career in helping others as a registered nurse. Connie has served as the Lieutenant Governor of Key Club, a widely acclaimed international service organization. Additionally, Connie has volunteered for the Special Olympics, March of Dimes, and helped raise funds to prevent Iodine Deficiency Disorder. Some of her noted accomplishments include being a recognized player on her school Varsity Tennis team, a member of Varsity Song, the Cum Laude Baccalaureate speaker and the President of the Asian American Focus Group, Sama Sama. She is presently a second year nursing student at the CSU at San Bernardino where she is diligently working towards her goal to become a Nurse Practitioner. Aside from her efforts in the community and personal accomplishments, Connie has a passion for dancing. She has performed Chinese Folk dance and jazz for fourteen years throughout Southern California. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, attending kickboxing classes, and traveling to new places. Connie is the proud daughter of Brian and Kim Chin.

SECOND PRINCESS - Angeline Wu
     Age: 19 Born in San Francisco, Angeline now resides in Hacienda Heights. Having an interest in criminology, she is currently studying law and education at UCI where she has been on the Dean's List for academic excellence. Her aspirations after obtaining her Bachelor's is to further expand her knowledge at a prestigious school of law. Over the years, Angeline interacted a great deal with her community; she served as president of her school's Key Club, an international community service organization. Also, working for a cause she finds of extreme importance, she volunteered for the AIDS project of Los Angeles and the AIDS Walk in Orange County. Additionally, she also participated in the Adopt-a-Highway program, March of Dimes, and for the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. Her past accomplishments includes playing on the varsity volleyball team, being voted as her school's marching band secretary, and playing her flute proficiently for nearly a decade. Pleased with her past experiences, Angeline looks forward to the many challenges that lie ahead with confidence in her abilities to prevail through any situation. Angeline is the second daughter of Leon and Jane Wu.

THIRD PRINCESS - Joan Yu Chang
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FOURTH PRINCESS - Dorenda I. Wong
     Age: 24 Born and raised in Hacienda Heights, Dorenda obtained both a Bachelors and Masters, cum laude, degree in Gerontology from the USC. A new officer of the of the Asian Business League and former Director of the Asian Professional Exchange who is currently working in the field of public relations, she applies her knowledge and social influences to form scholarships and mentoring programs for underprivileged youths. As a former familiar face in the community, Dorenda recently partnered with Southern California Edison Chinese Connection and the Chinatown Service Center to launch a very successful Thanksgiving food basket event benefiting hundreds of low income families. Dorenda has also worked with the Alzheimer's Association where she was given the rare opportunity to work with Amy Tan, the acclaimed author of "The Joy Luck Club." Never afraid of trying new things, tackling challenges at the work place and in her personal life, Dorenda believes in living her life to the fullest. Dorenda trained 6 months before hiking Half-Dome, Yosemite. A three time SGV Scrabble Champion, Dorenda's hobbies also include Chinese brush painting, swing dancing, dragon boat racing, and cooking traditional Chinese foods with her family. One of Dorenda's future aspiration is to build an intergenerational recreation center to bridge the elderly and the youth. She is the daughter of Leland and Dorothy Wong.

MISS FRIENDSHIP - Esther Huang
     Age: 21 Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Esther immigrated to the United States at the age of 11. Fluent in both spoken and written Chinese, she continues her studies in Chinese history, literature, and politics through the teachings of her grandparents. Currently a fourth year at UCLA, Esther is majoring in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations, along with a minor in Classical Civilizations. Her future aspirations include having an advent career in international law or becoming a human rights lobbyist. Her passion for politics is strong as she also interned for the Democratic National Convention in 2000, as well as the California Democratic State Convention in 2001. Recently, Esther received the National Dean's List award and was honored as lifetime member of the National Political Science Honor Society. A proud member of the Bruin Navigators Christian fellowship at UCLA, she is the evangelism and prayer team leader. Esther also participated as a head translator on a missionary trip to China this past summer. One of her joys is teaching the children Sunday school at the Evangelical Formosan Church of Alhambra; she also enjoys playing the violin for Sunday church service. During her leisure, she composes background music for student film projects. Esther is the only daughter of Samuel and Joanne Huang.


Image source:  Miss Los Angeles Chinatown Pageant
 
COURT


(From left:  3rd Princess Joan Chang, 1st Princess Connie Chin, Queen Priscilla Tjio, 2nd Princess Angeline Wu, 4th Princess Dorenda Wong and Miss Friendship Esther Huang)
(photo courtesy of Miss L.A. Chinatown)


 
 
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