"Dedicated to Chinese pageants around the world"
39th Annual (billed as 35th Annual)
洛杉磯 (羅省) 華埠小姐選美

DATE:  Saturday, January 10th
VENUE:  Universal City Hilton & Towers, Universal City

Miss L.A. Chinatown Queen -
First Princess -
Second Princess -
Third Princess -
Fourth Princess -
⑧溫海玓 Heidi Sun Woan
⑤謝寶玲 Stacey Hsieh
③趙艷明 Nicole Chiu
⑨龍雲娜 Lorena Lung
⑪葉佩嬋 Danielle Yik
Miss Photogenic -
Miss Friendship -
⑧溫海玓 Heidi Sun Woan
⑬歐陽鳳琪 Denise Auyoung
Finalists -
①鄭美珊 Julie Trinh
②陳桂芳 Judy Tran
④張小松 Susie Chang
⑥鄧禮萍 Leia Tang
⑦徐露梨 Lauren Hoo
⑩徐貝貝 Betty Xu
⑫龐賢珍 Cecilia Phong
⑭徐夢盟 Meng Meng Xu
⑮雷 臻 Jen Lei
⑯李蕙儀 Kasie Lee
⑰張心琳 Michelle Chang

*Queen Heidi Woan competed at Miss Chinatown USA 2007 where she finished as 3rd Princess.
*2nd Princess Nicole Chiu competed at Miss Chinatown USA 2005 where she finished as 3rd Princess.
*4th Princess Danielle Yik competed at Miss Chinatown USA 2005.


QUEEN - Heidi Sun Woan
     Age: 18. Born in Torrance, raised in Santa Clarita Valley since the age of one, and now residing in Westwood, Heidi Sun Woan is currently completing her general education at Santa Monica College. She will be transferring to the University of California, San Diego where she plans to earn her bachelor degree in Economics. Heidi would then like to attend graduate school at the Pasadena Art Center with a degree in Graphic Arts. Growing up, Heidi was a vivacious young girl who enjoyed tackling challenges such as scaling a thirty-foot tree. As she continued on into high school, she had the opportunity to volunteer at the Red Cross Foundation, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, and at events sponsored by the service organization, Key Club. She was also a member of the Junior Varsity and Varsity girl’s tennis team. The skills she developed on the court motivated her to take on the challenge of being the boy’s tennis team manager where she was awarded the Manager’s Award for her commitment to the team. Off the court, Heidi uses her computer application skills to develop graphic designs and web pages. Through her proficiency in computer applications and developed social skills, Heidi was awarded the Centurion Academic Pupil Recognition Award for Business at Saugus High School. Her unique characteristics are assets as she aspires toward a career as a business executive in advertisement where she can incorporate her interest in graphic design. Heidi is the proud daughter of Chung-jin Woan and Rosemary Sun Woan.

     Age: 25. Born in Taiwan and raised in Southern California, Stacey received a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton in 2000. After working as a Shiseido Cosmetics Sales Trainer for four years, she now owns a beauty training consulting agency, La Belle Image. Her company provides training for major cosmetic companies and various modeling agencies. In addition to her entrepreneurial venture, Stacey has volunteered to supply workshops for various women organizations such Asian Women in Business, Women’s Leadership Exchange, and Taiwanese Women Worldwide. During these volunteer workshops, she was able to see women regain their self-confidence and draw out their beauty from within. While employed with Shiseido, she had the opportunity to travel to many destinations where she was able to enhance her appreciation of other cultures as well as her communication skills. Stacey is fluent in Chinese after teaching herself through learning song lyrics and writing letters to her grandparents in Taiwan. During high school, she shared her fluency in Chinese by tutoring her fellow classmates. Through her experiences, Stacey hopes to find ways to bring happiness to people around her regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or religious belief. Her hobbies include playing golf, watching movies, traveling, and meeting new people. Stacey is the youngest daughter of Oscar and Mary Hsieh.

     Age: 20. Raised in Palo Verdes, CA, Nicole is currently double majoring in Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies at University of California, Irvine where she has been on the Dean’s Honor List every quarter. Having a deep passion for community issues and social justice, Nicole aspires to attend a prestigious school of law in order to be better able to serve the community. Nicole is currently serving as the president for Hapa M.I.X. (Multicultual, Inter-racial, Experience) Club. She is also a member of Golden Key International Honor Society, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and received the Ching-Suei Su Endowed Memorial Scholarship awarded to an outstanding student leader in the field of Asian American Studies in 2002. Recently, Nicole has volunteered her time a Women Helping Women assisting domestic violence victims and as a tutor for underprivileged high school students. Because Nicole has a strong desire to work within the Asian American community, she is an active volunteer for the Asian Pacific American Legal Center in Los Angeles. She has also had the opportunity to intern for the National Coalition for Asian and Pacific American Community Development in Washington, DC for three months. Now, Nicole works as a research assistant in the Asian American Studies Department and as a program coordinator at UCI. Aside from her efforts in the community, Nicole has a passion for dance. She has performed with 4 dance teams, served as the captain of her co-ed dance team, and for three years competed as a soloist. Nicole is the proud daughter of Mary Jo Curwen and Colin Chiu.

     Age: 25 Born in Hong Kong, Lorena now resides in the City of Walnut. Educated at the University of California, Los Angeles, with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and minors in Public Policy and Gerontology, Lorena aspires to become a respected attorney and entrepreneur. Currently, Lorena devotes her professional life to teaching and improving her fluency in Chinese. Her commitment to community service will lead to a future in public service as she is active as the Public Relations Director for Youth Career Compass and the former Volunteer Coordinator for APEX youth Olympics and L.A.80-20. She aspires to incorporate her experiences with youth to develop a non-profit organization specializing in providing early career opportunities. Believing in the Tao Te Ching phrase “Pay attention to the past, the present and the future, then nothing will be lost” has guided her to be proud of her ancestry, grateful for her health, and appreciative of all the opportunities she has been given. Some of her most memorable moments include studying in Cambridge, UK; mentoring with Catholic Big Brothers and Big Sisters; completing a cross country road trip from Los Angeles to New York City in five days; being a certified hospice volunteer; meeting Ray Bradbury; navigating from the Arc de Triomphe to the Arc La Defense in Paris; working for Bill Lockyer, Barbara Boxer, Michael Feurer and James Hahn. Lorena has competed in the Honolulu Marathon, LA Bike Tour and is training for the 2004 LA Marathon. Lorena enjoys relaxing with family and friends, reading, playing piano, running, tennis, yoga, and motorcycling in her leisure time. She is the daughter of Henry and Amy Lung.

     Age: 23 Born in Cambodia and now residing in the City of Monterey Park, Danielle immigrated to the United States at the age of four. She is currently a senior at the University of Southern California, majoring in Sociology. After graduating with her Bachelor Degree in May 2004, Danielle anticipates becoming an elementary school teacher where she hopes to cultivate young minds and inspire them to reach for their goals. Danielle has been active both in school activities and her community. She is a member of the USC Chinese American Student Association and the American Sociological Association. She also volunteers as a tutor for underprivileged kids for USC Joint Educational Program and is a member of the Rotary Club, a national community service organization that participates in events such as the AIDS Walk, blood drives, and children outreach projects. Some of her past accomplishments includes being a recognized player on her high school Varsity Volleyball team, Treasurer for the Knights an Ladies Club, and tutor and mentor for the Asian-American Tutoring Program. Danielle’s passion for singing has earned her a 1st place award from the Star Arena Singing Competition and involvement in numerous cultural shows performing as a soloist. Danielle’s participation in her community has provided her with many valuable experiences and she plans to remain active into the future. Her hobbies include writing, interior decorating, baking, running, and practicing yoga, Danielle is the second daughter of Yi and Loung Fan Yik.

MISS FRIENDSHIP - Denise Auyoung
     Age: 26 Born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Denise immigrated to the United States with her family in 1979. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in December 2000 from Cal Poly Pomona in Business Administration. As a former systems analysts and instructor, she is pursuing her passion for education by becoming a public educator for children at the elementary grade level. Her interests lie in being a positive role model for those around her and making a difference in the lives of children. She has taken on active roles to contribute to society by participating in jogathons such as LA Hope for Kids and Revlon’s Run/Walk for Women, and assisting developmentally challenged children through The Crippled Children’s Society. Her hobbies include traveling, learning new recipes and cooking techniques from her mother, watching movies an dreading novels. She is the eldest daughter of Bill and Lynn Auyoung.

Image source:  Miss Los Angeles Chinatown Pageant

(From left:  3rd Princess Lorena Lung, 1st Princess Stacey Hsieh, Queen Heidi Woan, 2nd Princess Nicole Chiu, 4th Princess Danielle Yik and Miss Friendship Denise Auyoung)
(photo courtesy of Miss L.A. Chinatown)

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