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Friday, July 17, 2009

Miss Asian America Pageant Joins the Jade Ribbon Campaign to Fight Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Bay Area Contestants of the longest running Miss Asian pageant in the United States will make their first appearance at Chef Khai Duong's Ana Mandara Restaurant (891 Beach St @ Polk) on Saturday, July 18 at 2pm.

The 24th Miss Asian America Pageant, a Celebration of Beauty, Culture and Talent will be held on Saturday, August 8 at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco. Curtain time is 6:45pm.

The pageant will continue to bring awareness about Hepatitis B and liver cancer which affects as many as 1 out of 10 Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (API). One out of every four Hepatitis B carrier will eventually die of liver cancer of liver failure. Most do not know that they are infected.

Twenty-three contestants from all over the United States will be competing for the title of Miss Asian America 2009-2010. The categories of competition are Ethnic Costume/Self Introductions, Swimsuit, Evening Gown, Talent and Speech Presentation.

The pageant is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors, Van
Vic Express, Yes Style.com, Blue Moon, Jack Lee Fong Insurance Agency, Kwong Sang Lung Co., Michael Toshio Cuisine, World Channel, Sugar Bowl Bakery, Monster Cable, La Princesse Salon and Spa, QC Designs, Pier 39, Shangri-La Lotus Salon, American Legion Cathay Post 384, Wax Museum Fisherman's Wharf, Cache Creek Casino, Chinatown Merchants Association and Bich Lien Beauty Care.


About the Miss Asian America Pageant

Founded by Rose Chung, the Miss Asian America Pageant has been the premier event in Asian American community for the past two decades and the longest running Asian American pageant in the United States. From our humble beginnings in 1985 with the Asian American Arts Festival, our event has expanded to an internationally recognized event with regional competitions nationwide.

Since its inception, the Miss Asian America Pageant has been more than a platform for the growth and inspiration of young Asian America women, it has also been about building a strong community for Asian America.


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