Posts Tagged ‘Miss america’

Stanford’s Crystal Lee, Miss Chinatown USA 2010, is First Runner Up in Miss America 2013 – David Yu Photos

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Here’s a retread post from 2010. Famous San Francisco photograph David Yu caught the 2010 Miss Chinatown USA popularity contest with a gigantic lens that weighs six pounds, most likely. The walking shot in the red dress is excellent, it captures a mood. Anyway, let’s travel back to yesteryear:

“This was the scene last night at the Palace of Fine Arts, where Stanfurd freshman and bay area local Crystal Lee was crowned Miss Chinatown USA 2010. It’s international news.

All the pageantry was caught by David Yu of davidyuweb. He always has great photos of whatever’s going on the bay area.

The crowning the School of the Arts alum:

Here are all the contestants: Christine Lim 李汶娸, Kristina Owyoung 歐陽坤怡, Samantha Chin 陳冠曄, Leilani Soon 孫愛蘭, Anna Chiem 詹佩盈, Christina Zhang 張子倩, Crystal Lee 李萬晴, Gloria Mui 梅主恩, Angela Wang 王兆蓬, Chang Liu 劉暢, Li Li 李欣燃, and Tong Qiao 喬彤:

How many peacocks had to die for this outfit? None, I s’pose:


Crystal Lee

San Francisco, CA
Miss Chinatown U.S.A.

Kristina Owyoung
Lafayette, CA
Miss Chinese Chamber of Commerce/First Princess

Christina Zhang
Pleasanton, CA
Miss San Francisco Chinatown

Li Li
Flushing, NY
2nd Princess

Anna Chiem
Chicago, IL
3rd Princess

Angela Wang
Sugar Land, TX
4th Princess

Anna Chiem
Chicago, IL
Miss TVB Choice Award

And of course our Chinese New Year’s Parade is coming up (rain expected – it’s free to watch of course, or you can pay $30 for reserved seating) on Saturday, February 27th, 2010, right after the Coronation Ball:

Miss Chinatown U.S.A. Coronation Ball
Friday, February 26, 2010
San Francisco Hilton & Towers
333 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco
(415) 982-3000
6:00 pm No Host Cocktails
7:00 pm Dinner and Dancing until midnight
Tickets: $120
The newly selected Miss Chinatown USA and her court will be crowned at the annual Harrah’s Coronation Ball. The black tie dinner/dance, attended by many community leaders, promises to be a highlight of the Lunar New Year festivities.

When You Get Crowned the Youngest Miss America Ever, Don’t Forget to Thank the Man Upstairs

Monday, January 17th, 2011

You know, before He gets too busy cogitating about the team He’ll pick to win the Super Bowl…

Home schooling plus packing two years of high school into her solitary year there = the youngest Miss America ever, 17 year old Teresa Scanlan.

Teresa Scanlan wins the Miss America Pageant 2011. As the competition comes to a close on January 15, 2011 in Las Vegas. Nevada; International News sites report. Miss Scanlan bested 53 aspirants who vied for the $50,000.00 scholarship prize and from sixteen gorgeous women, who had participated in the finals.”

Beauty Queens on Parade – Miss San Francisco and Friends

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

The reigning winner of the Miss San Francisco scholarship pageant / beauty contest hung out with her friends the other day while waiting for yet another parade to begin. Miss San Francisco leads to Miss California leads to Miss America so who knows where these gals will end up.

You got to pay for graduate school somehow.


The Longest Eyelashes in the World – Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2008

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Sighted on the streets of San Francisco.

These certainly are very long eyelashes, but you make the call if they’re the longest in the world:

[Update: Apparently,  National Pancake Day spokesmodel Kirsten Haglund has the honor of being Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2008. So it appears the sash is awarded for being a competitor in said competition.]