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:
San Francisco, CA
Miss Chinatown U.S.A.
Miss Chinese Chamber of Commerce/First Princess
Miss San Francisco Chinatown
Sugar Land, TX
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
6:00 pm No Host Cocktails
7:00 pm Dinner and Dancing until midnight
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.